It appears that the TCU Horned Frogs will be without big man Eddie Lampkin Jr for the 2023 Big 12 Tournament. He did not travel with the team to Kansas City for the tournament and has reportedly stepped away from the team to deal with some personal matters. There is no word currently on his long-term standing with the Horned Frogs program. The Big 12 has been incredibly competitive this season and a loss like this heading into the tournament could spell doom for the Horned Frogs and their hopes of winning the 2023 Big 12 Tournament.
BREAKING: #TCU center Eddie Lampkin Jr. has stepped away from the team to deal with personal matters.
He did not travel with the team to Kansas City, where the Big 12 tournament is taking place beginning Wednesday. https://t.co/9YRGZleRzU
— Frogs Today (@frogstoday) March 8, 2023
This season with the TCU Horned Frogs, Eddie Lampkin Jr is averaging 6.3 points, 5.9 rebounds, and 1.2 assists per game. He has paired those numbers with a field goal percentage of 54.7 percent and a free throw percentage of 55.8 percent. It is unclear if this absence will extend into the 2023 NCAA Tournament at this time. The TCU Horned Frogs enter the 2023 Big 12 Tournament as the sixth seed and will play the three-seeded Kansas State Wildcats in the quarterfinals on Thursday, March 9th. TCU is considered safely in the 2023 NCAA Tournament at this time.