After committing as a member of the 2017 class, TCU has announced the addition of small forward Kouat Noi to this year's roster. The Montverde Academy Prep (Florida) has reclassified his status and already has signed his National Letter of Intent.
Not chose TCU over interest from Arkansas, LSU, Iowa, Wake Forest, Virginia, George Washington and several others.
A native of Australia, Kouat Noi is an aggressive and versatile forward," said Scout.com national recruiting analyst Evan Daniels. "Noi is active, long and a very good rebounder. He's a good athlete that gets off the floor quickly and pursues the ball off the glass with two hands. He's capable of making mid-range jumpers and will even sneak in a three every now and then. Noi is at his best when he's attacking the basket from the high post, scoring in transition or putting back misses."
TCU assistant coach David Patrick, who was the Godfather of Ben Simmons and recruited the Aussie to LSU, played the main part in his recruitment.
Noi was one of the top international players in 2016, averaging 19 points and shooting nearly 60 percent from the field for Monteverde Academy. Noi, who was named a reserve for the Australian U19 team in 2015, averaged 19.0 points and 5.0 boards as a member of Team Asia-Pacific at the 2015 Adidas Global Nationals, which included a 27-point showing versus USA Team Lillard.*** Parts of the TCU press release were used in this report. ***