Top Colombian Basketball Prospect Tony Trocha Heading to Texas A&M

By Dave Daniels

Tony Trocha, the 6’10” center from Colombia, is headed to Texas A&M.

Texas A&M announced in a press release that Trocha, a 6-foot-10 center, signed with the Aggies for their 2013 recruiting class.

There is also a even more interesting possibility; Trocha could even see some playing this year in the second semester. He got his test scores done last May to make it happen.

A source told that there’s a possibility that Trocha, who is a native of Columbia, could play during the second semester of this season. This is because he re-classified for the 2012 class last Spring.

“I am excited to add Tony to our program,” Texas A&M head coach Billy Kennedy said in the press release. “He will have an immediate impact to our program. He is a skilled big man who affects the game on both ends of the floor.”

Trocha is ranked 19th out of all the centers on He was also recruited by Kentucky, Oregon, and Providence. Trocha’s size is obviously a big part of his recruitment , but he also has a soft touch around the rim and in this video shows a nice bank shot. He has a great motor and Coach Kennedy will surely find a use for him on both ends of the floor. It’s too bad for Providence that they initially suggested Trocha re-classifying to 2012 so that he avoided overexposure. This was a good idea, but one that will ultimately benefit Texas A&M more than Providence.

Over the summer, Trocha averaged 16 points and just over 10 rebounds for the Colombian U18 Team in the FIBA Americas Championship. Could he be a double-double machine next Semester in Texas? Only time will tell.

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