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College Basketball Signing Day: TCU MBB & WBB sign awesome classes

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Both basketball teams are signing incredible classes today.

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It’s national signing day for college basketball, and both TCU teams are bringing in some serious talent. Here’s a rundown of who has signed for both teams, and who is expected to sign soon. We’ll update it as the day goes along.

Men’s Basketball

Signed

Angus McWilliam | C | 6-11 | New Zealand

McWilliam is one of New Zealand’s top players, and he played for New Zealand’s U-19 national team. McWilliam was actually able to sign earlier than US players, because New Zealand is ahead of the United States, so he’s been signed for almost a full 24 hours at this point.

After signing, he spoke to a local paper about why he chose TCU:

"I chose Texas Christian University because of its tight-knit family community. Being a comparatively small private university, there is a relationship among students and staff that is quite different and extremely welcoming. Also, having aspirations to become a Vet for as long as I can remember, TCU offers a pathway on which I can pursue Veterinary Science while playing at the highest level of collegiate sports for one of the most elite coaching staff in the NCAA - it was in essence, a perfect fit for me."

Kaden Archie | SF | 6-6, 200 | Midlothian, TX

4-star small forward Kaden Archie ranks as the No. 6 player from the state of Texas, according to the 247 Sports Composite rankings, and the No. 27 small forward in the country for the 2018 class.

Archie originally named a top 8 of Arkansas, Florida, LSU, SMU, Texas, TCU, and Virginia in late August, before committing to the Horned Frogs on October 15th. He held close to 20 offers prior to signing with the Frogs on Wednesday.

He had a pretty cool video to make his announcement (in which he throws up a pretty good Frog).

Kendric Davis | PG | 5-11, 165 | Houston, TX

4-star point guard Kendric Davis was the first commit for TCU’s 2018 class, and he’s been a recruiter for the Frogs ever since. Davis ranks as the No. 11 player in the state of Texas for the 2018 class, and the No. 26 point guard in the nation. Because Davis committed so early (in June, prior to his junior season), and was so vocally committed to TCU, he never received many offers. He also held offers from Wichita State and Kansas State.

Davis is lightning quick, with great ball skills, and he’s a fantastic addition to eventually run TCU’s offense.

Russell Barlow | C | 6-7, 215 | Richardson, TX

The center from Berkner is a 3-star player, ranked as the No. 17 player in the state of Texas according to 247 Sports Composite Rankings, and the No. 14 center in the country. Barlow is also receiving interest from Baylor, Iowa State, Oklahoma State, and Texas A&M. Here’s what Melissa had to say about him when he committed:

Barlow looks like a Kenrich Williams clone, and is likely to play power forward at the next level (unless that 6’10” thing is real). With a pretty stroke out to 18+ feet and soft hands around the rim, Barlow is a great get for Jamie Dixon and should help fill the void to be left by the graduation of some key players after this season. Barlow can put the ball on the deck and get to the rim, pass well out of a double team, and has great vision. He attacks the glass with a relentless energy on both ends of the floor, and shows good timing when it comes to blocking shots. With the ability to finish in traffic and with either hand, he will be a weapon on offense and defense for a talented TCU team.

Committed

All committed players have signed.

Women’s Basketball

Signed

Alex Crain | G | 5-9 | McKinney, TX

Crain is a two-time All-American and was the NCHC National Junior Offensive Player of the Year. She averages 15 points and 8 rebounds a game, while also dishing out 3 assists and more than 2 steals per contest. She’s a versatile guard who has played in one of the most competitive leagues in Texas with the Dallas Thunder.

Yo’Myris Morris | F | 6-2 | North Little Rock, AR

Morris, a 4-star forward, is a member of the USA Today All-Arkansas team, and a member of the ESPNW HoopGurlz Top 100 players for the class of 2018 (88th). She’s the No. 2 player from the state of Arkansas, and the No. 15 forward in the nation for this class. She’s averaging a double double (14.5 points, 10.2 rebounds), and 3.4 blocks per game. She’ll be a force down low for the Frogs.

Ryann Payne | G | 5-6 | Valencia, CA

Payne is a 4-star guard from the Los Angeles area, and is the No. 11 player from California for this class, and the No. 30 guard in the country. She’s averaging 15.1 points per game, 4.1 assists, and 2.7 steals. She’s another incredible addition to this class.

Rebecca (Becky) Obinma | C | 6-3 | Menifee, CA

Obinma, 3-star post player, is the 18th ranked player at her position, according to ESPN, and has incredible mobility for a center with her size/wingspan. She’s an incredible offensive threat with an ability to make her defensive presence known as well. She’ll be another force down low, along with Morris, in this class.

Committed

All committed players have signed.