TCU’s Fisher earns Big 12 honor from college debut

TCU freshman point guard Jaylen Fisher shared Big 12 newcomer of the week honors, selected Monday by league officials, for his efforts in Friday’s season-opening victory over St. Thomas.

Fisher, the highest-rated recruit in TCU men’s basketball history, finished with 13 points, seven assists and four steals in his college debut as the Horned Frogs defeated St. Thomas, 82-64. He connect on 6-of-14 shots (42.9 pct.) from the field in 27 minutes of action. Fisher shared top newcomer honors Monday with Baylor point guard Manu Lecomte, a transfer who scored 13 points and dished out 11 assists in the Bears’ 76-61 victory over Oral Roberts to open the season.

Kansas guard Frank Mason received top players honors for scoring a career-high 30 points in the third-ranked Jayhawks’ 103-99 loss in overtime to No. 11 Indiana in Honolulu.

TCU plays Monday against Alabama State at 8 p.m. in Schollmaier Arena.