Murphy Remains Committed to TCU (For Now)

Reggie Murphy has spent the last two seasons at junior college after being one of LA's most highly recruited big men out of high school. He signed with TCU before former head coach Jim Christian's departure to Ohio

Reggie Murphy (6'9, power forward) remains committed to TCU (for now). In a phone interview on Wednesday afternoon, Murphy said he was shocked when Jim christian left for Ohio.

"Man, I was shocked that he left. But I understand that that is the business part of college basketball," Murphy said. "I am just trying to analyze everything."

Murphy was the long frontcourt signee in the 2012 class for Jim Christian and his staff. Ryan Rhoomes was also scheduled to join TCU this summer for the 2012-2013 season, but in light of Christian's departure, the New York native Rhoomes has reopened his recruitment.

Murphy said he talked to new head coach Trent Johnson last week.

"I asked him what were his plans for next season and how I fit in to the team and his system," Murphy said. "He seemed like a pretty good guy, and I told him that I wanted to chat again so we could keep getting more information on each other." ?Is Murphy still committed to TCU?

"As of right now, I am. I may reopen my commitment, but TCU would still be in the picture. I just want to make sure I am making the right decision for me," Murphy explained.

Murphy would have to ask TCU for a release from his Letter of Intent if he were to want to re-open his recruitment.

Most of Murphy's family hails from Los Angeles. Murphy originally committed to Arizona out of high school but has spent the last two seasons at junior college including this last season at Angelina College.

Former TCU assistant Bill Wuczynski conducted most of Murphy's recruitment to TCU.

With at least 2-3 spots left in the 2012 class, new head coach Trent Johnson is likely to bring in another player for the front court to give TCU some depth behind Murphy and McKinney.

Murphy's junior college coach John Taylor spoke when Murphy made his commitment, saying, "This is a steal for TCU to get him so early on. If he continues to improve, the way he has over the last twelve months, then there are going to be a lot of schools wishing they had gotten Reggie."

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