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TCU basketball signs JUCO transfer Shawn Olden

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The junior comes from Pepperdine, by way of New Mexico Junior College.

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TCU basketball added JUCO transfer Shawn Olden to the class of 2017 Thursday, when the Tulsa, Oklahoma native signed with the Frogs.

With the current signees for this class (Olden, Lat Mayen, R.J. Nembhard, and Kevin Samuel), the Frogs sit at 11 scholarship players, meaning they have room for two more players on the roster.

Andre Pierce and Andre Rafus are both committed to the Frogs, meaning that the Frogs well could be at 13 scholarships, but that they’re not mentioned below as signees signals that they may not be a part of the Frog Fam just yet.

If one or both of the Andres don’t make it to campus (not saying that will happen by any means), it will be interesting to see who TCU looks to add.

Here’s the full press release:

FORT WORTH, Texas – TCU head coach Jamie Dixon announced the signing of combo guard Shawn Olden Thursday.

A native of Tulsa, Okla., Olden played at New Mexico Junior College last season where he averaged 16.6 points and 4.2 rebounds per game and helped the Thunderbirds to a 19-11 record. Olden is ranked No. 12 in JucoRecruiting.com’s Top 100.

“Shawn is a combo guard with a lot of experience having played Division I basketball,” said Dixon. “He’s an elite level 3-point shooter and has the ability to create off the bounce. He has also shown the ability to be a lock-down perimeter defender.”

Prior to NMJC, Olden played at Pepperdine and was on the West Coast Conference All-Freshman team during the 2014-15 season. He finished third on the team and second among WCC freshmen with 9.2 points per game and led the team with 35 3-pointers. As a sophomore, Olden averaged 7.8 points through nine games before an injury forced him to miss the rest of the season.

Olden, who will be a junior next season, joins fall signees Lat Mayen, R.J. Nembhard and Kevin Samuel as newcomers. They make up a recruiting class that ranks No. 26 in the nation according to Scout.com.