TJ Sapp eligible to play in Murray State's next game


WPSD Sports

MURRAY, KY -- After sitting out the first nine games of the season, Murray State junior guard TJ Sapp will no longer be watching the games on the Racer bench. Sapp, who was a mid season transfer last year from Clemson, will be able to play against Southern Illinois on Tuesday, December 17th.

"In your mind, it is like what you have been waiting for," Sapp said. "You want to make sure you do what you have been working so hard to get to, and that is this day."

Sapp immediately gives the Racers some much needed depth. Something that his teammates welcome.

"In practice he brings it everyday," said junior guard Jarvis Williams. "His intensity on the defensive side is great. Offensively, he talks and gets guys involved."

It's no surprise that the newest addition for Murray State will play a lot of defense.

"That's what my main goal is," Sapp said. "But I will do whatever coach Prohm wants me to do for this team."

With just over a week before their next game, Racers head coach Steve Prohm said that he will be paying extra attention to Sapp during practice.

"I told him that all of those crazy passes that he makes during practice are going to be harshly dealt with," Prohm said laughing.

But Sapp knows it could take some time to adjust after sitting out for over a year.

"I'm not going to be how I used to be just yet," he said. "I am going to make a big impact as much as I can."

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