Jamie Dixon and Co. snagged a solid recruit out of Indiana on Thursday, adding 6-foot-5 guard Desmond Bane to the fold. Bane committed to the Frogs over Miami (OH).
Besides having an awesome name, Bane is another scoring threat for the Frogs, and he's also a great rebounder and has good court vision. SB Nation's Purdue blog Hammer and Rails lead the charge to keep the Indiana product in-state, but they fell short, as the school didn't even offer Bane.
That didn't keep H&R from singing Bane's praises, though, and you can see just how high they were on the guard in this piece from February 9th (s/o to Travis Miller for sending it my way). Here's a snippet of the piece to get you fired up about the newest Frog.
For the last two years they have even won their sectional and progressed to the regional, mostly thanks to Bane. He is a 6'5" wing that has been a scoring machine for Seton Catholic. As a sophomore in 2014 he averaged 17.5 points, 8.6 rebounds, 5.0 assists, and 2.3 steals as Seton Catholic went 15-8 and won its first sectional. Last season he upped his averages to 26.3 points, 11.5 rebounds, 4.2 assists, and 3.9 blocks. Seton Catholic went 18-7 and won a second straight sectional, but lost for the second straight year in the regional to Liberty Christian. The Liberty Christian score closed from 83-55 to 51-47, however.
This year Seton Catholic is an impressive 17-3 and ranked third behind Bloomfield and nemesis Liberty Christian (who beat Seton 55-49 on January 15) in Class A. More importantly, Bane is simply going off. He averages 29.2 points, 12.1 rebounds, 6.7 assists, 2.1 steals, and 3.5 blocks per game as a legitimate quadruple-double threat.
Bane joins point guard Jaylen Fisher and forward Josh Parrish in TCU's 2016 class, and could provide some immediate quality guard depth. As a big,athletic, physical guard, he should do well learning from the likes of Kenrich Williams.
So let's all welcome Bane to the fold, as the TCU basketball train keeps picking up speed. (And check out his highlights below).