Basketball 2013 Recruiting Board

TCU has signed three players to their 2013 class and have a few targets in mind to close out Trent Johnson's recruiting class.

SG/SF - Elgin Cook
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School: Northwest Florida State College
Height: 6'6
Eligibility: 3 years
Offers: Gonzaga, TCU, New Mexico, Washington, Oregon, among others.
Family ties: Son of former NBA star Alvin Robertson

The 6'6 combo guard from Florida originally committed to Iowa State out of high school before deciding to go the JUCO route. While not a great pure shooter, he is an efficient scorer on both the perimeter and off the bounce (65% field goal percentage). Cook plays for one of the top junior college programs in the country, and he boasts a solid frame that is Big 12 ready. Cook is a strong defender that can guard multiple positions. He is a matchup problem for teams on the offensive end because he can drag bigger defenders out of the lane, and he can also post up smaller defenders.

Cook is likely to make a decision and start narrowing his options once his season ends.
 

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School: Barton Community College
Height: 6'3
Offers: Memphis, VCU, TCU, Virginia
Eligibility: 2 years

Key is averaging 19 points per game in the top junior college conference in America. Barton is 22-5, and Key is their leading scorer averaging 18.3 points per game. Add in four assists and six rebounds per game as well, and Key finds a variety of ways to impact a game. Defenders know Key wants to drive all the way to the basket, and quite often, defenders are powerless to stop him. Key has 6 games of 25 or more points this year, and he has scored over 30 three times.
 

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School: Gulf Coast Community College
Height: 6'4
Offers: TCU, Gonzaga, Illinois, Alabama, Texas A&M, West Virginia, Washington, Marquette
Eligibility: 2 years

Frazier originally committed to Oklahoma State before subsequently decommitting and opening back up his recruitment. While Frazier was on an official visit to Washington State, he was arrested for minor in possession of alcohol. The mistake cost Frazier with the Cougars, but it is not believed to be the reason he decommitted from Oklahoma State. Frazier is a strong point guard, and he would add physicality to the guard position for TCU. Frazier averages 16 points, 4.5 points, and 5.5 rebounds while leading his Gulf Coast team to a 21-6 record thus far (notice all three junior college guards on the list are from winning programs. That is intentional by Trent Johnson). Frazier can play both point guard and shooting guard at the NCAA level.

He says he will make his decision in early April.
 

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School: The First Academy (Orlando, FL)
Height: 6'7
Offers: TCU, Vanderbilt, Yale, Florida State, Clemson, Georgia Tech, Bucknell
Eligibility: 4 years
Family Ties: Son of former NBA player Mark Price

Price is the newest player to be added to this list. He is the son of Mark Price, and it is clear that he's grown up in a basketball family. He has a high basketball IQ, and what surprises a lot of opposing defenders is his athleticism. Price can shoot it well with a quick enough release, but he surprises defenders with his quick first step. Once he gets by a defender he is crafty around the basket and is a good finisher. At 6'7 Price is strong with a Big 12 ready body. He played AAU with the Atlanta Celtics, the club team that has produced guys like Dwight Howard, Josh Smith, Derrick Favors, and Josh Johnson. Price would be a big bodied guard that TCU does not currently have on its roster. HornedFrogBlitz has not confirmed all his offers, so we will list those teams showing interest below.
 

PG - Kendal Yancy-Harris
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School: Berkner High School (Richardson, TX)
Height: 6'3
Offers: TCU, Michigan State, Kansas, Texas, Texas A&M, Oregon, Auburn, UConn, Texas Tech
Eligibility: 4 years
Family Ties: Brother, Terrell, plays for the Miami Heat

TCU has watched Yancy-Harris play during four of his last five games. The Frogs are all-in for another point guard that is ranked as high as 50th in the country according to the various services. Yancy-Harris was AAU teammates with Karviar Shepherd and Brandon Parrish. He is a strong physical guard who can bully smaller defenders, and he is a crafty facilitator that makes his teammates better. He could also play some shooting guard. He gets on scoring rolls and can rattle off 10-12 in a row quickly. He is very comfortable handling the ball, and he should be able to handle the pressure defense of the Big12 quickly. As he continues to get more comfortable with his jump shot, he could become one of the top point guards in the 2013 class.
 


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