Troy Cage skies through the lane.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.---The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men’s basketball team added another player in the Spring signing period as Head Coach John Shulman announced the signing of Troy Cage to scholarship papers on Friday. Cage, a 6-5, 185-lb., wing, played one season at UNLV out of high school before spending last year at Kilgore College in Texas.
Cage has a knack for scoring with a strong mid-range game. He has a championship heritage at Glen Oaks High School where he helped lead his team to a 55-6 record over his junior and senior seasons. Troy is a strong rebounder and a team player.
“We are thrilled to have Troy join our family,” said Shulman. “He brings a great deal of maturity to a position vacated by Kevin Goffney. He is used to winning. Troy’s high school played in four championship games and his two years at UNLV, he was a member of championship-level teams.
”He played for a coach we have a great deal of respect for in Brian Hoberecht,” added Shulman. “We expect him to have great success for us at the three.”
Last season, Cage averaged 14.3 points and 6.5 rebounds per game for Kilgore and Hoberecht (pronounced Ho-bright), who was the head coach for current Mocs guard Ty Patterson at Dodge City Community College. Cage shot 47.6 percent from the field for the season.
Cage, a native of Baton Rouge, La., played four seasons at Glen Oaks High School for Harvey Adger before signing at UNLV where he averaged 19 points and nine rebounds per game as a senior for the Fighting Panthers leading his squad to a 29-6 record.
He redshirted the 2006-07 season with the Runnin’ Rebels before averaging 5.5 minutes in 13 games as he scored 1.7 points and grabbed 1.9 rebounds in his lone season before transferring to Kilgore.