On Monday, freshman guard Josh Parrish, who threw down the final dunk in the NIT Championship game, announced that he was going to transfer from TCU.
#NextStep pic.twitter.com/4yUaoVMhoT— Josh Parrish (@Josh2x_) April 10, 2017
We wish him the best of luck wherever he ends up and hopefully he can find success at his next step, but it does likely open up a scholarship for TCU. The signing period for basketball opened today so the Frogs could use it to potentially add another freshman to the mix, but they could also use it to go after some talented transfers. Here are 5 transfers to keep an eye on during the offseason that could be good fits for TCU.
Chase Jeter, Forward, Duke
It is a long shot for TCU to land this 6’10” former 5-star because he has announced that he would like to be closer to home in Las Vegas, making UNLV and Nevada the likely favorites, but he would be an excellent fit for the Frogs. With Karviar Shepherd and Chris Washburn both graduating, TCU will be losing a lot of depth in the front court behind Vladimir Brodziansky. Jeter would likely have to sit out a year anyways, but he would be an important piece with Vlad graduating after next season. I also assume that Jeter and TCU assistant Ryan Miller likely have some form of a relationship from Miller’s time at UNLV.
Jalen Poyser, Guard, UNLV
Poyser is another player to keep an eye on due to his relationship with Miller. However, Poyser is also likely a long shot to come to TCU because he would be joining a backcourt already stacked with great young talent including Alex Robinson, Jaylen Fisher, and Desmond Bane, as well as signee R.J. Nembhard from Keller.
Noah Dickerson, Center, Washington
As mentioned, TCU is losing a lot of size with Karviar and Washburn both graduating, leaving only Vlad in the front court for next season. Vlad will get some help from 6’10” signee Kevin Samuel, but the Frogs will need help when Vlad graduates next year. TCU fans got to see Noah Dickerson in action twice this season and once a year ago when the Frogs and Huskies met. In his 3 games against TCU, Dickerson averaged 10.7 points and 9.7 rebounds per game. At 6’8”, he is a bit undersized for a center, but his physical style of play more than makes up for it.
Jethro Tshisumpa, Center, Arizona State
Jethro is the biggest wild card on this list, but he would be an interesting get for TCU. Like Jeter and Dickerson, he would fill in a huge void in the front court. He is originally from Congo, but played for a prep school in Virginia while playing his club ball with Josh Parrish on Urban DFW Elite. He barely saw the court while at Arizona State, but he was ranked #87 in the 2016 ESPN 100. At 6’10”, he and Kevin Samuel could be a strong tandem for the Frogs in the post in the coming years.
Cameron Johnson, Guard, Pittsburgh
As mentioned with regards to Poyser, the depth in the backcourt is solid, but Johnson has reportedly been offered by his former coach Jamie Dixon and he should be eligible immediately. He is the most likely of the five to actually become a Frog, but he is also being chased by some big-time programs including Kentucky, Michigan, and Florida. This past season, Johnson averaged 11.9 points per game for the Panthers and shot 81.1% from the free throw line. He could help replace Brandon Parrish from beyond the arc as well, as Johnson shot 41.5% from deep.
We will keep you posted as the rumor mill continues to swirl this off-season!