2022 Record: 22-13 (9-9)
Head Coach: Jamie Dixon (Career Record 467-220) (TCU Record 139-97)
PG: Jameer Nelson Jr (Delaware 20.6 Pts, 4.6 Reb, 3.6 Ast)
SG: Avery Anderson III (Oklahoma State 11.1 Pts, 3.5 Reb, 3.4 Ast)
SF: Emanuel Miller (12.3 Pts, 6.5 Reb, 1.7 Ast)
PF: Chuck O’Bannon (7.7 Pts, 3.4 Reb, 1.0 Ast)
C: Ernest Udeh Jr (Kansas 2.6 Pts, 1.8 Reb, 0.3 Ast)
6: C Essam Mostafa (Coastal Carolina 12.4 Pts, 10.0 Reb, 0.9 Ast)
7: SG Micah Peavy (7.0 Pts, 3.1 Reb, 1.2 Ast)
8: PF JaKobe Coles (8.6 Pts, 4.0 Reb, 1.2 Ast)
9: SG Trey Tennyson (Texas A&M Corpus Christi 15.7 Pts, 2.3 Reb, 1.2 Ast)
10: PF Xavier Cork (4.4 Pts, 2.6 Reb, 0.4 Ast)
11: SF Jace Posey
12: SG Tyler Lundblade (0.3 Pts, 0.3 Reb, 0.2 Ast)
13: SF Isaiah Manning
TCU lost an influx of players last season to both eligibility and the transfer portal. However, Coach Jamie Dixon and Co. did a solid job rebuilding the team to a squad that can compete and make the tournament again this upcoming season. Emanuel Miller is the leading returning scorer for the Horned Frogs. He was a very efficient player last season shooting 51% from the floor and 39% from three. Miller is also a terrific on ball defender in addition to defending the interior very well. Chuck O’Bannon is a player who got a waiver to return for a 7th season of CBB. O’Bannon battled injuries in his career when he was at USC. He has become a reliable starter who also does a good chunk of his work on the defensive side of the ball. Tyler Lundblade returns as a developmental player who could be a shooter off the bench in the future.
The Horned Frogs also return big men Xavier Cork and JaKobe Coles to the team next season. Cork going into his 5th season brings a wealth of experience to this TCU team. He is a depth piece off the bench for TCU that is very efficient in finishing around the rim. JaKobe Coles found his footing last season after struggling a bit in his first year with the Horned Frogs. Coles is still in the process of developing an outside shot. He will also be a key depth piece off the bench and should even see an increase in his minutes. Micah Peavy is a guard that gives TCU a scorer in a 6th or 7th man type of role and is also capable of defending at a high level.
TCU added big men in the transfer portal with Ernest Udeh Jr from Kansas and Essam Mostafa from Coastal Carolina. Udeh is a former 5 star recruit out of Orlando who played minimally at Kansas during his freshman season but he still showed spurts of being a very productive player at this level. Udeh learned a lot from being at Kansas this past year and he should even be favored to start since he’s a player with immense talent already familiar with the conference. Essam Mostafa should be the backup big man for Udeh but should also play his fair share of minutes as well. Mostafa averaged a double double this past season with Coastal Carolina posting 12PPG and 10RPG. There is a big increase in level of play, but Mostafa should fit well into his new role with the Horned Frogs. Trey Tennyson is another transfer that TCU added this offseason. The 6-4 guard and grad transfer from Texas A&M Corpus Christi should be a reliable scorer off the bench for the Horned Frogs. He shot 44% from the field and 40% from three this past season at TAMCC.
TCU also added guards Avery Anderson III from Oklahoma State and Jameer Nelson Jr from Delaware in the portal this offseason. Avery Anderson is another interconference transfer coming from OSU. He is another high level perimeter defender who fits the mold of what Jamie Dixon wants to do on the defensive end. On the offensive end, Anderson is a bit inconsistent from the three point line but he is more than capable of scoring in the mid range and driving to the bucket. Nelson Jr had a tremendous season scoring the ball this past year with Delaware. The 6-1 guard and son of former NBA PG Jameer Nelson has a knack for scoring the ball. He is capable of scoring on all three levels. He also rebounds very well for a guard his size and is able to find his teammates in the open court. TCU also added 2 freshman in the 2023 class. SF Jace Posey is ranked #91 in the country according to 247sports. PF Isaiah Manning is ranked #215 in the country.
TCU has a team that should be capable of returning to the NCAA Tournament for a third straight season. The Horned Frogs did lose a lot in the offseason, but they attacked the portal really hard and did a solid job replacing what they lost. The Big 12 will be very competitive next season especially at the top. TCU should find themselves between 4th-6th in the conference when it’s all said and done. The Horned Frogs also have the chance to win a game or two in the tournament this season.