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TCU basketball lands another big-time commitment

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TCU men's basketball players explain what it's like to play basketball in a state that is more known for football.

TCU basketball got another big-time commitment on Monday.

Mickey Pearson, a 6-foot-7 forward out of Elizabethtown, Kentucky, announced his intentions to play for the Frogs on Twitter, less than 24 hours after Xavier transfer Keonte Kennedy committed to the program.

Pearson, who originally signed with Saint Louis University as part of the 2018 class before opting to go the prep school route last season, will be eligible to play next season as a freshman. Kennedy has to sit out next season, perr NCAA transfer rules.

But Pearson will provide much-needed depth inside with the loss of forwards JD Miller (graduation) and Kouat Noi (going pro).

Pearson played for Hargrave Military Academy [Virginia] last season. As a senior at John Hardin High School in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, in 2017-18, Pearson averaged 25.5 points and 11 rebounds per game.

TCU went 23-14 last season, falling to Texas in the NIT semifinals. The Frogs are expected to contend for an NCAA Tournament bid next season.

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