Men’s hoops officially signs pair of 3-star guards

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    Lyrik Shreiner and Malique Trent signed their National Letters of Intent Thursday to officially join Trent Johnson and the Horned Frogs. 

    Both Shreiner and Trent are explosive guards who could make an immediate impact for TCU.

    Shreiner, a 6-foot-3 guard from Arizona, is a 3-star prospect according to Rivals and ESPN. He averaged 25 points, seven rebounds and six assists in his senior season at Hillcrest Academy in Phoenix, Arizona.

    Prior to Hillcrest Academy, Shreiner starred at Westwind Prep Academy in Phoenix, where he most notably scored a state record 65 points on 26-of-27 from the field in a single game.

    Shreiner opted for TCU over several other offers including Louisville, Cincinnati and Oregon.

    Trent’s path to TCU was much different than Shreiner’s. Trent, a 6-foot-2 guard, played this past season at New Mexico Junior College after redshirting at Norfolk State in 2013.

    Trent was named the National Junior College Athletic Association player of the year after averaging close to 16 points per game. Also, 247Sports named Trent the top rated combo guard at the junior college level and a three-star prospect.

    Trent, who played his high school ball at Norcom High School in Portsmouth, Virginia, joins Kenrich Williams as the second player in as many years to sign with TCU after a stop at NMJC.

    Trent shot 40 percent from behind the arc last season, which is an area TCU is looking to improve in after shooting just above 32 percent last season.

    With Kyan Anderson and Trey Zeigler graduating, Shreiner and Trent join an inexperienced backcourt that includes Chauncey Collins, Michael Williams, Hudson Price and Christian Gore.

    Shreiner and Trent join Jalon Miller, a 6-foot-8 forward who signed in the fall. Johnson talked about the importance of his signing at the time.

    “With us losing Trey Zeigler and Amric Fields following this season, Jalon will give us scoring and rebounding from the wing position” he said last November.

    Miller, also a 3-star recruit according to Rivals and ESPN, is a local kid out of Dallas who averaged 22.5 points and 13.6 rebounds as a junior at Seagoville High School. 

    Miller, like Shreiner, had several offers including Oklahoma and West Virginia before choosing TCU.

    Johnson is hoping these three can help build on his best season in Fort Worth. 

    TCU returns to Daniel-Meyer Coliseum next season after an ongoing $59 million renovation.