Half-Court Shot Caps Frog Army Scrimmage

Nov. 3, 2017

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FORT WORTH, Texas -- Kouat Noi led Purple to a 60-44 win over White in the inaugural Frog Army Scrimmage Friday, but it was a half-court shot that most of the Schollmaier Arena crowd will remember.

The final event of the evening gave three TCU students a chance to win money. Each student was able to choose someone on the court to make a shot from half court and win $1,000 from head coach Jamie Dixon. After two failed attempts, TCU student Jack Spooner chose Austin Sottile to shoot for him. Spooner later said he chose Sottile because, "he's from St. Louis like me."

The senior forward swished it and was then dog-piled by his teammates. Dixon opened the check book and wrote Spooner a check for $1,000.

The half-court shot capped off the event that began with a Purple vs. White scrimmage of two 12-minute halves. Noi led a hot-shooting Purple team as the redshirt freshman was 7-of-9 from the field. Purple shot 74.2 percent from the field and was 9-of-13 from 3-point range. Freshman RJ Nembhard had 13 points and senior forward Vladimir Brodziansky scored 11.

Senior forward Kenrich Williams led White with 17 points and five rebounds. Junior Alex Robinson had eight points and a team-best five assists.

The student-body ate free pizza while taking in the 3-point competition. Williams scored 26 points to take the title over Dalton Dry (22), Shawn Olden (22), Brodziansky (18) and Jaylen Fisher (18).

Sophomore guard Desmond Bane defeated Nembhard in the finals of the slam dunk competition. Bane's winning dunk came with help from Fisher, who passed it to Bane from about 10 rows off the court. After one bounce on the court from Fisher's pass, Bane slammed it home for the ally-oop.

The Horned Frogs open of the regular season on Friday, Nov. 10 against ULM at 8 p.m. in Schollaier Arena.



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