The Future: Zeigler Returns to the Hardwood
March 26, 2014
FORT WORTH, Texas - After sitting out this past season due to NCAA transfer rules, senior Trey Zeigler is ready to return to the hardwood for one final season in a TCU uniform.
GoFrogs.com takes an inside look at what the Detroit, Mich., native could bring to the Horned Frogs this next season in this week's edition of a closer look inside the TCU men's basketball program.
A 6-5, 203-pound guard, Zeigler sat out this past season in Fort Worth after tranferring from Pittsburgh. Prior to his time with the Panthers, Zeigler spent his first two college campaigns playing at Central Michigan for his father Ernie Zeigler, who was the Chippewas' head coach from 2006-12.
A strong, explosive scorer, Zeigler has totaled nearly 1,150 career points and 450 rebounds in his three college seasons. During his time at Pitt, he appeared in 31 games while helping the Panthers post a 24-9 overall record and NCAA Tournament appearance. Zeigler led the squad twice in scoring, including his top season effort of 18 points during a 93-55 home win over DePaul on Jan. 26.
Zeigler starred for Central Michigan during his first two college seasons from 2010 through 2012, earning All-Mid America Conference honors both years. He became the first Chippewa to join the school's 1,000-point club before the end of his sophomore season while averaging 16.0 points, 6.1 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game during his two years on campus. His freshman campaign saw him finish second in voting for the MAC Freshman of the Year award while averaging a team-high 16.3 points, which ranked No. 3 nationally among freshmen.
Zeigler was a consensus top-30 national recruit out of Mount Pleasant (Mich.) High School. By doing so, he became the highest-rated prep player ever to sign a National Letter of Intent with a MAC school in 2010. He finished runner-up in voting for Michigan "Mr. Basketball" voting as a senior in addition to being named a third-team All-American.