Jaylen Fisher has played his final game as a member of the TCU Horned Frogs basketball team. The point guard has been riddled with injuries throughout his career and seems to need a change of pace. The team and coach Jamie Dixon announced that the junior would be out for the rest of the season and would not be coming back to the program next year.
Fisher will finish out the year academically at TCU, try and rehab and then transfer elsewhere, source told @WatchStadium. TCU has lost 4 players to transfer in the last month. Depth will certainly be challenged in league play. https://t.co/Zhf9ABHrav
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) January 17, 2019
Coach Dixon had this to say about the situation. “After talking with Jaylen, it’s been determined that he will not play this season or in the future at TCU and we want to thank Jaylen for all his contributions to the program and wish him all the best in the future.” This move seems to make it apparent that both Fisher and the team are ready to move on from the relationship.
Fisher’s future in basketball is somewhat unclear, but he will remain at TCU to continue the rehabilitation of his right knee. The guard will then attempt to transfer to another school and play out his final season. Fisher played nine games this season for the Horned Frogs and missed a large part of last year. The talented, but injured guard averaged 10.9 points and 4.2 assists in 61 games over his career.
The TCU Horned Frogs have started the season 13-3 and 2-2 in Big 12 play. The lack of Fisher has not hurt them too much too far but could become a problem later in Big 12 conference play. Fisher faces a long road to recovery and playing basketball again.