As a sophomore in his first season with the TCU program in 2014-15, 6-foot-7 forward Kenrich Williams (8.6 ppg) led the Horned Frogs in rebounding by pulling down an average of 6.7 caroms per contest. Williams did this while dealing with knee discomfort, which was supposed to be addressed this offseason, over the final six weeks of the season.
However, after undergoing two procedures on the knee, Williams is still dealing with pain according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. And according to the report, TCU head coach Trent Johnson stated that Williams has two options when it comes to the knee.
Johnson said the Horned Frogs continue to monitor forward Kenrich Williams’ progress following two knee procedures, and there is consideration that more treatment may be necessary.
“It’s one of those deals where he could play in pain and play like he played last year, or he can go back and get it cleaned up,” Johnson said.
In total TCU returns its top three rebounders from last season, with juniors Chris Washburn (5.8 rpg) and Karviar Shepard (5.7 rpg) joining Williams. But there’s also the matter of TCU losing its top two scorers from last season in guards Kyan Anderson and Trey Zeigler, with Williams a clear candidate to add offensive production in 2015-16.
If Williams is at less than full strength, that hinders TCU in multiple areas as they look to compete in the tough Big 12.