Freshman Kevin Samuel is finally cleared to join the TCU men’s basketball team, per 247Sports’ Jeremiah Glenn.
Samuel, a 6-foot-11 center from Barbuda, was a consensus 4-star recruit out of Redemption Christian in Houston, Texas, and the No. 115-ranked Class of 2017 prospect in the country by Rivals.com.
He should be an extra boost for a TCU team already thriving this season under coach Jamie Dixon. He’ll also provide a nice option behind senior Vladimir Brodziansky, who’s averaging 13.3 points per game and 3.6 rebounds.
He joins a TCU club that’s off to a 10-0 start, the best record in the Big 12, this season and ranked No. 14 in the AP Top 25. The Frogs get Samuel just in time for Big 12 play when Oklahoma visits TCU on Dec. 30. TCU still has two more non-conference games remaining with Texas Southern on Monday and William & Mary on Dec. 22.
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