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TCU basketball lands former 5-star USC transfer: Charles O’Bannon Jr. is heading to Fort Worth

The shooting guard could be an essential piece for Dixon moving forward.

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TCU added a big piece to their future when USC shooting guard Charles O’Bannon Jr. announced his intent to transfer to the Frogs.

O’Bannon Jr. is a sophomore with two years to play, and because of his midseason transfer he’ll be eligible in the spring of 2021. There’s a chance, depending on a waiver, of him being eligible next fall.

Either way, he’ll be enrolling at TCU next week according to Drew Davison of the Fort Worth Star Telegram.

O’Bannon Jr. was a 5-star shooting guard recruit in the 2017 class according to ESPN and 247 Sports, rated as the #45 overall player and the #10 shooting guard by 247 Sports’ Composite Rankings. He held offers from Kansas, Texas, UCLA, USC, Arizona, Memphis, Texas Tech, and several others coming out of Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas, Nevada.

He’s also the son of Charles O’Bannon and nephew of Ed O’Bannon - the brothers that led UCLA to a National Championship in 1995. You might also remember Ed O’Bannon as the lead plaintiff in O’Bannon vs. NCAA - a class action lawsuit focused on the NCAA’s use of student-athletes’ likenesses without compensation.