TCU’s Dixon addresses start of Big 12 play
TCU is seeing another player leave its men’s basketball program during the season.
Freshman forward Kaden Archie is in the NCAA transfer portal and will leave for another program, sources confirmed.
Archie joins forward/ center Angus McWilliam as TCU players who have left the program during the season.
A source said Archie became frustrated with his playing time of late. He played less than 10 minutes in the Frogs’ last two games, wins over Bucknell and Indiana State at the Diamond Head Classic in Hawaii. Coach Jamie Dixon addressed the transfers briefly after TCU’s 85-81 victory over Baylor on Saturday afternoon.
“There’s only so many minutes, so we’re fine,” Dixon said. “We’ve got Lat [Mayen]. Lat’s coming back [from injury], so there’s some of those things going on. Injuries had a lot of impact. Angus has had some injury situations. He’s still on campus actually, so you know sometimes what you think is not really what it is.”
This season, Archie averaged 2.1 points and 1.5 rebounds in 10.1 minutes of game action over 10 games. He shot just 24 percent from the field (6 for 25) and 9 percent from 3-point range (1 for 11).
Archie played a season-high 22 minutes against Oral Roberts earlier this season, scoring four points. He had a career-high six points against Indiana State on Dec. 16.
But his playing time has been limited behind Desmond Bane, the junior who is leading the team in scoring with 13.8 points a game.
At 6-foot-6, 205 pounds, Archie was a highly-touted prospect coming out of Midlothian. He was a 4-star recruit, according to 247Sports and Rivals, and was ranked as the No. 84 player in the country by 247Sports.
Archie chose TCU over schools such as SMU and LSU.