July 24, 2018
FORT WORTH, Texas – Two former TCU men's basketball players, Garlon Green and Kenrich Williams, signed with the New Orleans Pelicans, the team announced Tuesday. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Green was a member of the Pelicans' 2018 Summer League team and averaged 9.2 points, while shooting 63 percent from the field, through five games. Undrafted in 2013 out of TCU, the Houston native holds professional career averages of 14.8 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 27.3 minutes per contest in 172 games with the Kumamato Vorters (NBL, Japan), Walter Tigers Tubingen (Budesliga, Germany) and Belfus Mons-Hainaut (PBL, Belgium).
Green ranks 19th all-time at TCU with 1,138 points and played in 129 games, the third-most in school history.
Williams was a member of the Denver Nuggets' 2018 Summer League team and averaged 5.4 points and 5.6 rebounds in 23.4 minutes per game. Also undrafted, the Waco native averaged 13.2 points per game and ranked second in the Big 12 with 9.3 rebounds per game. Williams was the second player in TCU history to lead his team in rebounding three seasons in his career. He recorded 13 double-doubles as a senior, the second-most in the Big 12 and finished with 34 for his career. Williams' 1,125 career points rank 21st all-time at TCU and his 877 career rebounds rank fourth.
Along with being named All-Big 12 Second Team, Williams, was named USBWA All-District VII and NABC All-District 8 Second Team. Williams was also the 2017 NIT Most Outstanding Player while leading the Horned Frogs to the team championship.