SAN MARCOS, Texas —The Texas State men’s basketball program is welcoming five new Bobcats to San Marcos for the 2023-2024 season.
Earlier this summer head coach, Terrence Johnson announced the addition of five new players to the team. So, who are the newest Bobcats?
Chris Nix is a 6-foot-9-inch 220-pound, fifth year forward from Bellevue, Tennessee. Nix is a transfer from the University of Tennessee Martin Skyhawks program. At his two seasons with the Skyhawks Nix averaged 6.9 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 1.3 assists a game. He is an experienced post player who is expected to make an on the defensive end for the Bobcats.
Josh O’Garro is a 6-foot-6-inch 175-pound, junior guard from Georgetown, Cayman Islands. O’Garro is a transfer from the Colby Community College Trojans program. O’Garro also has Division-1 basketball experience from San Jose State in 2021-22 and the University of Oklahoma as freshman in the 2020-21 season. Coming off the 2022-23 season with the Trojans O’Garro averaged a team high 20.1 points a game. He also averaged 6.4 rebounds and 1.9 assists a game. O’Garro will bring added athleticism and offensive impact to the Bobcats this upcoming season.
Christian Turner is a 6-foot-7-inch 220-pound, junior forward from Grand Prairie, Texas. Turner is a transfer from Sun Belt Conference competitor, the Troy University Trojans. Turner spent his collegiate career at Troy averaging 3.8 points, 2.8 rebounds, and 0.7 assists a game during his three years there. Turner was a highly exceptional defensive starter for Troy and is expected to make an immediate impact to the team.
Coleton Benson is a 6-foot-1-inch 170-pound, sophomore guard from Austin, Texas. Benson is transferring from the Army West Point Black Knights program. Benson started in 31 out of 33 games as freshman and averaged 11.6 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 1.5 assists a game for the Black Knights. He is a versatile shooter who shot for 37.1% from the 3-point line and can also finish at the rim. Benson’s play style will space the floor offensively for the Bobcats and will offer another scoring threat against opponents.
Ryan Bolton is a 6-foot-10-inch 230-pound, forward incoming freshman from Waller, Texas. He played at Legacy School of Sports Sciences in Spring Creek, Texas. This young post player looks to be a promising development for the Bobcats who will most likely come in to learn and adjust from high school basketball to Division-1 basketball this season for the Bobcats.
Now all that is left to do is see how these new Bobcats will adjust and perform when the season starts in November.
Written by: kadencemakenna