Today in the Morning Rumble, TCU loses a key big man, Wichita State lands a four-star recruit for 2016 and Stephen Curry visits his alma mater.
TCU's leading rebounder and most versatile defender, Kenrich Williams, will undergo micro-fracture surgery on Friday and is expected to miss the entire 2015-16 season. That is a major loss for a team that already has to make up for the departure of their leading scorer Kyan Anderson.
Karviar Shepard and Chris Washburn will return for the Horned Frogs so they could help in the rebounding category.
Wichita State landed their first commit in the class of 2016, Brewster Academy's C.J. Keyser, over Utah and Tulsa. Keyser is rated as a four-star prospect by ESPN and he is expected to be the next Tekele Cotton as he has impressive defense skills and solid athleticism.
Golden State Warriors guard and Davidson alum, Stephen Curry, spoke and practiced with Bob McKillop's Wildcats on Thursday. He also brought the Larry O'Brien Trophy, signed autographs and hit the first shot ever attempted in the program's new practice facility.
UCLA has dominated the recruiting trail at the guard positions as they landed yet another four-star prospect on Thursday, Jaylen Hands. The 2017 6'2" point guard had offers from Arizona, Louisville and San Diego State but the Chula Vista native chose to play for Steve Alford alongside Lonzo and LiAngelo Ball.
In more recruiting news, the Villanova Wildcats received a commitment from 2016 center/power forward, Dylan Painter, who fits Jay Wright's unselfish system perfectly. Painter's ability to step out and shoot while also play multiple positions will complement the earlier addition of Omari Spellman.
The three-star Hershey, PA prospect received offers from Davidson, Fordham, George Mason, George Washington, Iowa, Georgia Tech, La Salle, Northwestern, Rhode Island, Rice, Richmond, Saint Joesph's, Xavier and Penn State.
Looking to plan your schedule for the college basketball season? Bleacher Report put together the top 10 non-conference match-ups for 2015 and there are a ton of high quality battles. Villanova has two games that made the cut but don't forget about Maryland versus North Carolina and Duke versus Kentucky.