Spearman Liking TCU

Brandon Spearman, a shooting guard (Chicago, IL), has drawn a lot of interest from TCU. Spearman transferred from the University of Dayton despite playing in every game as a freshman.

Playing high school basketball at perennial powerhouse, Simeon (Chicago), Brandon Spearman was a hot commodity as a high school senior.

Spearman also played AAU for the Illinois Warriors.

The 6'3, 200 pound shooting guard chose the Dayton Warriors. Despite playing in all 36 games as a freshman, Spearman opted to transfer after his freshman season.

In order to take his time to find the right place for the rest of his college career, Spearman opted to take a year to play at Indian Hill junior college before returning to Division I basketball.

"Having a good relationship with a head coach is important to me since I didn't have that my first time at Dayton," Spearman said.

Spearman is drawing a lot of attention from several Division I programs including TCU.

"TCU, UNLV, and Iowa have been in contact a lot lately," Spearman said. "Things are going well. The Penn State coaching staff has also showed some interest."

For TCU, Spearman is a guard that could contribute right away in the Big 12. Spearman has the ability to score in a variety of ways including from long range as well as off the dribble.

At 6'3 and 200 pounds, Spearman is a physical guard who can also defend the physical guards that make a living in the Big 12.

This season at Indian Hills, Spearman averaged 12 points per game on one of the midwest's top junior college programs. 12 points per game placed Spearman second on Indian Hills in scoring.

Spearman said that he has not determined a list of leading schools thus far, but he will begin to narrow his list in the coming weeks.

"In the next week or two, I will decide which schools I want to visit, and I will let schools know then," Spearman said.

Spearman has been visited by TCU assistants Reggie Brown and Bill Wuczynski, but a relationship with the head coach is most important to the Chicago native.

"Coach Christian seems real cool. We have talked a couple of times," Spearman said. "I like him. He seems great."

TCU appears to be in a good position for when Spearman narrows his list.

Since Christian has a good relationship with Spearman, the Chicago native will stay a name to watch as TCU wraps up its 2012 class.

With 1-2 more spots available in this year's class, the Frogs continue to hunt down players with natural scoring ability like Spearman.

Already signed in the 2012 class are Clyde Smith (PG/SG), Charles Hill (SG), and Reggie Murphy (PF/C). Ryan Rhoomes (PF) from the 2011 class is also expected to join TCU this summer.

Spearman said he will look to make a decision "sometime early on this summer."


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