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Trio Of Big 12 Schools to Bring in Mountain West Conference 3-Point Specialist for Visit

Former Wyoming Cowboy guard Brendan Wenzel, rated as a 3-star transfer, recently announced that he will visit three Big 12 schools over the next two weeks. Wenzel, rated as a 3-star transfer by 247Sports, will visit TCU, Oklahoma State, and Texas Tech, per Joe Tipton of On3.

Tipton said that Wenzel will visit Oklahoma State on April 18. The San Antonio native will make the trek to TCU on April 20 and Texas Tech on April 26.

Trio Of Big 12 Schools to Bring in Mountain West Conference 3-Point Specialist for Visit

Wenzel is coming off his finest collegiate season and will have one season left. The 6-7 guard averaged 11.6 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 1.5 assists in nearly 36 minutes over 31 appearances. He knocked down two treys a game while compiling a slash line of .405/.377/.809.

Wenzel finished in the top 20 in the MWC in several categories, including ninth in total minutes. Wenzel was 11th in 3-pointers made (63) and 17th in total rebounds. He was also 16th in offensive rating (116.4), 18th in offensive rebound percentage (5.0%), and 20th in turnover percentage (10.6).

Wenzel has scored in double-figures 17 times this past season, topping the 20-point mark on five occasions. He also grabbed at least seven boards in a game seven times.

Wenzel, a wing with great size and length, is essentially a 3-point specialist. Sixty-eight percent of his career field goal attempts have been from beyond the arc, although that number declined to 60% last season. He has averaged two treys a game in the previous three years, knocking down them at a 37.7% clip for his career.

Wenzel was a three-star recruit, per Rivals, and started his career at Utah. He bolted Salt Lake City after two years, including a redshirt season, and saw just 11 minutes in two appearances. He has been part of the Cowboys’ rotation in each of the three seasons in Wyoming.

Looking At The 3 Big 12 Schools

Oklahoma State Cowboys

Oklahoma State is rebuilding its program following seven seasons under Mike Boynton. The Cowboys are coming off a 12-20 season, including 4-14 in the Big 12, which was their worst season since 2018-19 when they went 12-20.

Steve Lutz takes over for Boynton. Lutz has won 20-plus games and made three NCAA tournament appearances at Texas A&M Corpus Christi and Western Kentucky. The Hilltoppers went 22-12 and won the C-USA tournament crown to earn the conference’s automatic bid.

OSU has four players in the transfer portal, including 2023 four-star forward Justin McBride, who entered the portal yesterday. The Cowboys already lost top-50 2023 recruit Eric Dailey to UCLA, while leading scorer Javon Small is also looking elsewhere.

TCU Horned Frogs

TCU has made the NCAA tournament in each of the last three years, marking the first time in program history that the Horned Frogs have done so.  The Horned Frogs will lose five players to graduation and two to the transfer portal. Micah Peavy (Georgetown) and JaKobe Coles are the two players who have decided to transfer.

Jaime Dixon has signed four incoming freshmen along with two transfers — CJ Walker and Frankie Collins.

 Texas Tech Red Raiders

Texas Tech is coming off a 23-11 record, including 11-7 in the Big 12, under first-year Grant McCaslin. The Red Raiders made the NCAA tournament for the third time in four years.

Texas Tech will lose three players to graduation and four to the transfer porta, including leading scorer Pop Isaacs, who is considered a four-star transfer.


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