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TCU center Eddie Lampkin Jr. said on the upcoming episode of Frogs Today that he is returning to TCU next season rather than enter the transfer portal (The Associated Press/Charlie Riedel).

 

 

By Jeff Wilson
Frogs Today senior writer

 

The TCU men’s basketball team went through the wringer last year with the NCAA transfer portal, losing nine players and bringing in eight.

Coach Jamie Dixon found the right combination, as the Horned Frogs won their first NCAA Tournament game in 35 years and narrowly missed advancing to the Sweet 16.

One of the three holdovers from 2020-21 was Eddie Lampkin Jr., who turned himself into an impact player this season. He became an overnight star Sunday in the 85-80 overtime loss to Arizona, posting career-highs with 20 points and 14 rebounds.

Other college coaches no doubt took notice of the performance and “Eddie Energy,” and perhaps might come calling to woo him into the transfer portal.

They might as well not even bother.

Lampkin told Brian Estridge on Wednesday that he will be returning next season.

“Most definitely,” Lampkin said. “Most definite. Most definite. Why not?”

The second episode of the Frogs Today YouTube show airs Friday after the inaugural episode debuted last Thursday with TCU athletic director Jeremiah Donati, Dixon and football coach Sonny Dykes. Watch it at the Frogs Today YouTube channel and be sure to subscribe for free.

Jeff Wilson, jeff@frogstoday.com