The Horned Frog basketball team will be without junior forward Kenrich Williams in the upcoming 2015-16 season due to a knee injury.
Williams said he had knee surgery on Friday morning and is feeling better. Because his recovery will last until March, Williams will sit out the entire season, which begins Nov. 13 against Southeastern Louisiana. It was reported that Williams had suffered knee problems during the entire 2014-15 season.
“It’s tough for me,” Williams said. “I haven’t missed a game my entire life. I know it will be tough for the team without me.”
The Frogs lose a valuable asset in Williams, who led the team in rebounds last season, averaging 6.7 per game. His average of 2.8 offensive rebounds per game also led the Frogs and qualified for third best in the Big 12.
Williams’ 30 steals were the third most of anyone on the team.
Last year was Williams’ first with Frogs, having transferred to TCU from New Mexico Junior College after the 2013-14 season.
With Williams out, the team is now without nine starters from last year’s campaign. The Frogs had previously lost eight players either to graduation or transfers.
Media relations director Mark Cohen and assistant director of media relations Matt Hoover could not be reached for comment.