On Monday Lee College (Baytown, TX) power forward Andre Pierce became the fourth player in TCU’s 2017 class. The 6-foot-9, 215-pound prospect hasn’t been playing the game long, but averaged 7.7 points and 3.9 rebounds per game last season for the Rebels.
“It was definitely a weight off my shoulders,” said Pierce. “They were honest throughout the process, that was the biggest part in my decision to go with them.”
According to the Fort Worth Star Telegram, who talked with Lee College Coach Marcus King, Pierce has added 45-pounds to his frame in the last year, after coming from Jacksonville, Florida.
“They definitely laid out a vision,” said Pierce in a conversation with Horned Frog Insider. “They said that I if I keep working at the 3 and 4 position and keep working with the ball, I can go far.”
Pierce went on to describe his game.
“I bring a lot of energy to the floor. I rebound, I run the floor, score buckets inside. I do everything,” said the power forward. “This offseason I have been working on my game, trying to get to the rack more, and dishing the ball.”
Pierce has been playing organized basketball for less than three years, but has used his athleticism well during learning the game.
“Their recruiting that Coach Dixon is doing right now shows me they are on the rise,” said Pierce. “They want to be a nice team from here on out.”
Lee College began their season last week, dropping three contests in the East versus West Texas Challenge.