TCU freshman guard R.J. Nembhard is back practicing with the team after dealing with an ankle injury. He’s practiced with the team the past two days.
Nembhard hasn’t played in a month while battling minor knee and ankle injuries. The season-ending injury to guard Jaylen Fisher has made a redshirt season unlikely for Nembhard, a top recruit from Keller High School.
But he’s only played in six games, the last coming Dec. 22 against William & Mary. As of now, Nembhard could still redshirt the season if he didn’t play in another game. NCAA rules limit players to playing in no more than 30 percent of the games in a season. Additionally, a player is not eligible for a redshirt if he plays in a game after the midpoint of a season. The Horned Frogs (15-5, 3-5 in the Big 12) are past the halfway point. TCU plays at Vanderbilt at 3 p.m. Saturday as part of the Big 12-SEC Challenge.