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TCU nabs top 100 center Kevin Samuel

Kevin Samuel (Under Armour)
Kevin Samuel (Under Armour)

After only being on the job a few months, new TCU head coach Jamie Dixon and his staff has begun obtaining top-100 talent in short order. That quest continued on Tuesday, as the Horned Frogs landed a top-75 caliber prospect in in-state center Kevin Samuel.

Samuel just post-graduate power forward Kouat Noi and top-100 caliber guard RJ Nembhard in class to date at TCU. Shortly after being hired in Texas, Dixon and assistant coach Ryan Miller were able to ink ’16 point guard Jaylen Fisher, a top 100 prospect in that class.

A true center that can block shots and finish around the rim, Samuel adds another dimension to a TCU program which is not deep in the post. At a minimum, Samuel should be able to provide athleticism and toughness in the paint right off the bat as his skill level develops.

While it will take more to upgrade the roster than what he’s landed so far, the addition of Samuel and the other mentioned prospects clearly show Dixon has the TCU program on the right track.

TCU Scholarship Grid

Point GuardsMichael Williams (Sr)Alex Robinson (Sr)Jaylen Fisher (Jr)Jaylen Fisher (Sr)
Alex Robinson (Jr)Jaylen Fisher (So)RJ Nembhard (So)RJ Nembhard (Jr)
Jaylen Fisher (Fr)RJ Nembhard (Fr)Kendric Davis (Fr)Kendric Davis (So)
WingsBrandon Parrish (Sr)Kenrich Williams (Sr)Jalon Miller (Sr)Josh Parrish (Sr)
Kenrich Williams (Jr)Malique Trent (Sr)Josh Parrish (Jr)Desmond Bane (Sr)
Malique Trent (Jr)Jalon Miller (Jr)Desmond Bane (Jr)
Jalon Miller (So)Josh Parrish (So)
Josh Parrish (Fr)Desmond Bane (So)
Desmond Bane (Fr)
PostsChris Washburn (Sr)Vladimir Brodziansky (Sr)Kouat Noi (So)Kouat Noi (Jr)
Karviar Shepherd (Sr)Kouat Noi (Fr)Kevin Samuel (So)Kevin Samuel (Jr)
Vladimir Brodziansky (Jr)Kevin Samuel (Fr)

About K.J. Hassenstab

K.J. Hassenstab is the publisher of the College Basketball Newcomers Guide book and He founded in 2009, and has contributed to SlamOnline, Dime Magazine's, and, along with other publications in the past. Hassenstab has covered grassroots, high school and basketball recruiting for over a decade. Follow on Twitter, @Hoopniks.

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