Hoops Commit Recap: Byron Frohnen

New basketball coach Steve Henson landed his first commit last week and we have the recap.

Recruiting can move at the speed of light these days. The perfect example is UTSA's newest hoops commitment Byron Frohnen from Bishop Gorman High School in Nevada.

The 6'5" 205lb small forward had only been a in contact with the new UTSA staff for a couple of weeks. During that time, he took an official visit. Just a few days later he decided to commit to the Roadrunners.

"First off the coaching staff, I had a really great connection with them and really do believe in what they're going to do over the next few years and rebuild the program," said Frohnen.

He started his official visit on Sunday, April 17th, and the very next day was headed back home. His host was sophomore point guard Gino Littles. Frohnen noted that he had that same great connection with the players, as he did the coaches.

In the recruiting process, the 'Runners were his only current offer, but Wright State, Toldeo, Air Force, and Wisconsin-Milwaukee were all showing interest.

His previous relationship with assistant coach Michael Peck, while on staff at Santa Clara, is what started his recruitment to UTSA. Peck, who was added to Coach Henson's staff, passed on the word about Byron and shortly after he had an offer.

Frohnen did say that the staff envisions him playing on the wing, but depending on the line-up, could also see some action at the 2 spot.

With a nice frame of 205lbs already, Byron isn't shy about contact and he feels that's an asset he brings to the court.

"I think I bring a great physicality to the game and I defend well. I feel like I can guard any position except center," said Frohnen.

On the offensive end, he uses his athletic ability to get to the hole and finish at the rim. That's one of his current goals as he continues to hit the gym and work on his jump shot everyday.

Frohnen will be a part of a signing ceremony at Bishop Gorman on Wednesday, where all their committed student athletes will be signing their letters of intent.


ROSTER NOTE: On Monday afternoon, InsideRunnerSports.com confirmed that freshman Garrett Thibodeaux was transferring out of the program. The 6'8" post redshirted his first season on campus. His departure opens up another scholarship for the '16 class. There are grumblings that potentially another scholarship could become available, meaning UTSA could sign up to three players for the '16 class.

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