Horned Frog Basketball Signs Two More Texas Stars
Nov. 12, 2003
FORT WORTH, Texas - TCU Head Coach Neil Dougherty announced today that the Horned Frog men's basketball program has secured the talents of a pair of high school standouts from the state of Texas. Brent Hackett, a 6-3, 185-pound guard from Fort Worth (Southwest H.S.), and Neiman Owens, a 6-4, 180-pound guard from Channelview (Channelview H.S.), will be true freshmen for the Frogs in the 2004-05 season.
Hackett, who can play both guard positions, was rated as the No. 13 prospect in Texas by Mike Kundstadt of the Texas Basketball Review. As a junior, he averaged 26.5 points, 8.5 assists and 4.3 steals per game for the Raiders. Among his highlights was a 45-point effort in a regular-season game against eventual state champion Fort Worth Dunbar. The state's third-leading scorer in Class 4A, Hackett was named second-team all-area by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. In summer league play, he has competed for both the Fort Worth Lions and Team Texas. Hackett, who selected TCU over Oklahoma State, Oklahoma and Arkansas, is the son of Sandra Reese.
Owens averaged 15 points, eight rebounds and five assists per game as a junior for the Channelview Falcons. The combo-guard was widely-regarded as one of Texas' top 20 prospects as a junior. In addition, Owens is currently rated 30th nationally among all shooting guards by Hoopmasters.com. At the 2003 adidas ABCD Camp, he was rated as the fifth-best high school shooting guard based on college potential and camp performance. This summer, he played for the Houston SuperStars AAU team. Owens chose TCU over Oklahoma State and DePaul. He is the son of Brenda Beverly.
"I am extremely happy to have both of these young men become part of our Horned Frog family," Dougherty said. "Every time we get a player from Texas, I am very pleased. I want to fill this place with Texas kids."
Of the eight players that the Horned Frogs have signed since Dougherty's arrival, seven hail from the Lone Star State.