Horned Frogs Set for Exhibition Game against Rogers State
Nov. 1, 2010
FORT WORTH, Texas - The TCU men's basketball team will welcome Rogers State to Daniel-Meyer Coliseum on Tuesday for an exhibition contest beginning at 7:00 p.m. Central Time.
Under the direction of third-year head coach Jim Christian, the Frogs will have a new look during the 2010-11 campaign as TCU will have seven newcomers inserted into its lineup. The Frogs will have a pair of NCAA Division I transfers available in Hank Thorns, who sat out the 2009-10 season after transferring from Virginia Tech, to along with 6-9 forward Nikola Gacesa, who played three full seasons at Florida International.
The Frogs - who had the 30th-ranked recruiting class last season - will also welcome the debuts of junior college transfers Andre Clark, Sammy Yeager and J.R. Cadot, who were all ranked in the top-65 in the country according to JucoJunction.com last season. The Frogs also have a pair of highly-talented freshmen in forward Amric Fields and guard Jarvis Ray, who were both ranked as one of the best players in Oklahoma and Louisiana, respectively.
While the Frogs will have plenty of new faces in the lineup, TCU will also return four players who saw significant time during the 2009-10 season in Ronnie Moss, Greg Hill, Nikola Cerina and Garlon Green. Moss is coming off a 2009-10 campaign where he garnered second team All-Mountain West Conference accolades and finished ranked 10th in the country in assists per game.
Hill is the second returning scorer for the Frogs as the Gary, Ind., native averaged 8.2 points per game while Cerina emerged as one of the top low post players in the conference towards the end of his freshman campaign. Green appeared in 30 games last season where he averaged 4.2 points per game at the forward position.
Rogers State is fresh off a 2009-10 campaign where the Hillcats finished with a 22-11 overall record, including a 13-9 record in Sooner Athletic Conference contests. During the 2008-09 season, the Hillcats were ranked number-one in the country and are under the direction of first-year head coach Justin Barkley.
The Frogs will officially open the 2010-11 campaign on Nov. 12 when TCU hosts Jackson State in its first game of the season at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum. Game time is slated for 8:00 p.m. Central Time.
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