EDINBURG –The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) men’s basketball head coach Lew Hill announced on Wednesday the signing of 6’6 sophomore guard Chris Freeman for the 2019-20 academic year.
Freeman comes to the program after spending two seasons at Northwest Kansas Technical College where as a sophomore he averaged 16.7 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 2.4 assists per game while playing and starting in all 32 games. He helped his team to the Region VI Tournament where he was named a member of the All-Tournament Team.
As a freshman, Freeman averaged 12.5 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game in 27 games. Freeman also participated in the JA32 Invitational and Mullen’s Top 100 Junior College Showcase, which are a pair of prestigious junior college events.
“He’s a very skilled athletic shooter,” Hill said. “He moves well without the ball and he can score in three different areas but the biggest part is a really good shoot. He can finish at the rim and he brings us a wealth of talent.”
Originally from Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Freeman lettered four seasons at Reynolds High School where he averaged 14.1 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 2.2 assists per game as a senior.
Freeman joins 6-5 junior guard Rob McClain Jr, 6-7 redshirt sophomore Sean Rhea, and 6-6 freshman forward Connor Raines as part of the 2019-20 recruiting class.