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TCU Basketball to sign transfer Jaedon LeDee out of Ohio State

The small forward is returning to Texas, where he will be an impact player down the line for the Frogs.

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The Frogs added another transfer over the weekend, securing the commitment of transfer Jaedon LeDee, who returns to his home state after playing his freshman season at Ohio State.

LeDee is another talented transfer gotten by Jamie Dixon and the TCU Basketball staff; the former four star small forward had 23 offers out of the Kinkaid School in Houston, where he was a four time all-state and all-conference selection. As a senior, he averaged 27 points and 15 rebounds for the Falcons, and also starred for Texas Pro on the AAU circuit.

During his freshman season with the Buckeyes, LeDee played in 26 games, starting two, averaging 3.0 points and 1.7 rebounds per game in just under seven minutes per. He had a career high 16 points twice during the season.

LeDee is the third transfer to commit to TCU this off-season, joining Xavier transfer Keonte Kennedy and Kevin Easley - formerly of Tennessee Chattanooga. All three players will sit out next season, while fellow 2019 signees PJ Fuller, Diante Smith, Francisco Farabello, and Mickey Pearson will be immediately eligible.

With the moves, the Frogs active roster will (likely) include:

PG: Kendric Davis, Farabello

SG: Desmond Bane (considering the NBA), RJ Nembhard, Fuller

SF: Lat Mayen, Smith, Pearson

PF: Smith

C: Kevin Samuel (considering the NBA), Russell Barlow

TCU could have up to two scholarships remaining, unless they elect to keep former walk-on Owen Aschieris’ active, after he was put on scholarship at the semester. They are currently in the mix for two players that could be immediately eligible - 2019 power forward Kenyon Martin, Jr out of Sierra Canyon (CA) and graduate transfer Admon Gildner, a fantastic scoring guard with an All-American pedigree out of Texas A&M. Gonzaga, Texas Tech, and TCU are among the favorites for Gildner, while Martin has narrowed his choices to WVU, Vanderbilt, TCU, and UCLA. Securing the services of both would be massive for a Horned Frogs’ program that needs a few more bodies that can immediately contribute.