Sic 'Em: Baylor alumni team forms for TBT 2018


By: Josh Brown | @josh_brown31

Baylor alumni squad to enter TBT 2018

Are you ready, Waco?

Even though TBT registration does not officially open up for another 18 days, a new contender has emerged from the Lone Star State. General Manager Brent Wilson announced on Wednesday that Baylor University will be entering an alumni team, named Sic 'Em Squad, into TBT 2018.

To put it lightly, this team looks like they are going to be stacked.

The Sic 'Em Squad already boasts a triumvirate of names who will be sure to bring back good memories for Bears fans. For starters, how does the return of Curtis Jerrells in green and gold sound? The 2009 grad became the first player in Baylor history to lead the team in scoring and assists in all four seasons. Jerrells also finished his Baylor career ranked first all-time in games played (119) and minutes played (3,934) and ranked second in 3-point field goals made (217) and total assists (487).

Helping him run the backcourt will be Tweety Carter. While some may remember Carter as the highest scoring high school player in U.S. history (7,457 points with Reserve Christian School in Louisiana), Baylor fans remember the 5-foot-11 guard as an ironman who seldom missed a game in his four seasons. He had his best year in 2009-2010 when the Bears made a run to the Elite Eight. Carter averaged 15.1 ppg and 5.9 apg en route to earning fourth team All-American honors by Sporting News Magazine.

The frontcourt will feature the likes of Kevin Rogers and Latavious Williams. The 6-foot-9 Rogers started 101 consecutive games for the Bears and is the fifth player in school history to record 1,000 points and 800 rebounds in his career. In his senior season, Rogers was named to the Big 12 All-Tournament Team after averaging 13 points and 9.8 rebounds in the team’s run to the championship game.

Although Williams never suited up for Baylor, he’s a perfect fit having gone to prep school at Christian Life Center Academy just a couple hours away. In 2009, Williams became the first player ever to skip college basketball and play a year in the G-League before being drafted in the NBA (48th overall to Miami). He has since played in Spain, Dominican Republic, Germany, Puerto Rico, Russia and Venezuela.

With several other big names in the works, the Sic 'Em Squad is looking poised to round out its roster in the coming weeks. Helping support the team in a booster role will be Baylor alums Taurean Prince (Atlanta Hawks) and Quincy Acy (Brooklyn Nets).