Two Frogs walk stage with degrees in hand

Dec. 19, 2007

Kevin Langford (Fort Worth, Texas/Southwest H.S.) and Chudi Chinweze (Houston, Texas/Hightower H.S.) are used to playing on a big stage with a basketball in hand, but the Frog standouts had the opportunity to walk across a different type of stage with their degrees in hand.

The Frog hardwood standouts were awarded with their bachelor's degrees on Saturday (Dec. 15) at the Daniel-Meyer Coliseum as part of TCU's Fall Commencement Ceremony.

Langford received his degree in sociology with a minor in criminal justice, while Chinweze, who was a standout for the Frogs from 2003-06, earned his degree in general studies.

Langford is in his second season with the TCU men's basketball program after spending a season at the University of California. The TCU forward is enjoying a stellar junior campaign where he ranks second on the Purple and White in scoring average (12.9 P-G) and leads the Frogs in free throws made (39), free throw attempts (55) and free throw percentage (70.9 percent).

The Fort Worth native is currently ranked eighth in the Mountain West Conference in free throw percentage, 11th in rebounds per game (5.6 R-G) and 18th in scoring average (12.9 P-G). A CBS Sportsline All-Mountain West Conference pre-season performer, Langford is riding a seven-game double-digit scoring streak and has helped the Frogs get off to a 6-3 start this season.

Chinweze was a four-year standout for the Frogs where he appeared in 79 games, including 47 trips to the starting lineup. The former Frog starter averaged 9.6 points and 5.1 rebounds per game and reached double figures in scoring on 37 occasions. He led the Frogs in rebounding during his sophomore season and blocked shots during his final campaign.

The Houston talent ranks among the program's all-time leaders in career field goal percentage (51.7 percent) and ranked second in Conference USA in that statistical category during the 2003-04 season. Currently, Chinweze is employed by the Fort Worth ISD.



Langford and Chinweze became the 17th and 18th players to earn their degrees from TCU since Neil Dougherty has been the head coach of the Frogs.

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