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TCU gets commitment from JC power forward

TCU's Dixon on comparing BIg 12 to his past BKB leagues

TCU men's basketball coach Jamie Dixon compares his new league, the Big 12, to his past experiences with Pitt in the Big East and the ACC. Video by Jimmy Burch.
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TCU men's basketball coach Jamie Dixon compares his new league, the Big 12, to his past experiences with Pitt in the Big East and the ACC. Video by Jimmy Burch.

The TCU men’s basketball program has received a commitment from Andre Pierce, a 6-foot-9 power forward from Lee College in Baytown. Pierce, a Jacksonville, Fla. native, averaged 7.7 points and 3.9 rebounds per game during the 2014-15 season while making 48.9 percent of his shots from the field. He redshirted last year while adding weight to his 6-9, 215-pound frame.

Pierce is heading into his final season at Lee College and is expected to sign with TCU during the early signing period that begins Wednesday. Marcus King, the Lee College coach, confirmed the commitment Monday.

King said Lee has added 45 pounds since enrolling in junior college as a 170-pounder and projects as “a five-skill guy” who can contribute at multiple positions at the Division I level.

Pierce becomes the second commitment in the past week to make plans to play for new TCU men’s basketball coach Jamie Dixon in Fort Worth. The Horned Frogs landed a commitment last week from Lat Mayen, a four-star prospect from Australia considered the country’s second-best prospect by ausahoops.com. Mayen, a 6-foot-8 small forward, plays for Basketball Australia’s Centre of Excellence in Canberra and is a member of Australia’s Under-19 national team.

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