2012-13 | FRESHMAN SEASON Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team
Kemal Dincer earned late-game experience during his true freshman season, appearing in six Big 12 games ... played in five of the season's last six contests ... made his first game appearance as a Horned Frog during the home loss to No. 16 Kansas State (Jan. 16), playing the final two minutes ... recorded one steal during the appearance ... saw the floor again during the home loss to Baylor (Jan. 26), playing two minutes and taking his first field-goal attempt ... scored his first two points at No. 9 Kansas (Feb. 23) on a long jumper inside the final minute of play and added a steal ... hauled down his first-career rebound while again getting two minutes of play against No. 15 Oklahoma State (Feb. 27) ... played a career-best six minutes during the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship opening-round loss to Texas, recording his first assist as a Frog.
Dincer arrived at TCU from Turkey, where he played on the club basketball scene with Istanbul BB ... spent the 2011-12 season with the Istanbul BB senior team that competed in the Turkish Basketball Second League ... appeared in six games ... previously played in the Junior League, averaging 15 points per game during the 2010-11 season.
OFF THE COURT
Dincer is the son of Kemal Dincer and Nilgun Kieiltas ... has two brothers, Kerem Dincer and Emre Gunay ... hails from a notable family on the Turkish basketball scene, as both his father and grandfather (Altan Dincer) played for the Turkish National Team and won national championships with club team Fenerbahce ... father is the general manager for Fenerbahce ... plans to major in economics.
CAREER HIGHS Points: 2 (2/23/13 at Kansas) Rebounds: 1 (2/27/13 vs. Oklahoma State) Field Goals: 1 (2/23/13 at Kansas) Field Goal Attempts: 2 (2/23/13 at Kansas) 3-Pointers: None 3-Point Attempts: 1, 2x (last 3/13/13 vs. Texas) Free Throws: None Free Throw Attempts: None Assists: 1 (3/13/13 vs. Texas) Blocked Shots: None Steals: 1, 2x (last 2/23/13 at Kansas) Minutes: 6 (3/13/13 vs. Texas)