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TCU forward Mickey Pearson to transfer

The redshirt freshman fell out of the rotation towards the end of the year

TCU Basketball vs Houston Baptist (11.25.20)
TCU Basketball vs Houston Baptist (11.25.20)
Melissa Triebwasser

The Frogs hoops team has its first offseason departure, with Mickey Pearson set to transfer per Drew Davison of the Fort Worth Star Telegram.

The redshirt freshman from Lincoln, Alabama played in 19 games, averaging 7.5 minutes, 1.2 points, 0.9 rebounds, and 0.3 assists per game on 41/15/38 shooting splits. A three star recruit, Pearson initially selected TCU over Rutgers and was known for his stingy defense. Pearson was heavily featured in the rotation for the first 6 games, before seeing his minutes taper off and featuring in only 9 of the final 16 games.

Coach Dixon’s preference on two guard lineups with Mike Miles and PJ Fuller pushed RJ Nembhard into the forward position, eating away at Pearson’s already meager minutes. Look for him to transfer somewhere he can get immediate playing time. Pearson’s departure opens up a second scholarship for the Frogs, who lost Diante Smith as a transfer to South Alabama during the season. With the only recruit coming in being #7 overall JUCO player Souleymane Doumbia, the Frogs will have to look to the transfer market to fill out the roster.

The Frogs need to rebound off of the first losing season of Jamie Dixon’s tenure. Frog fans will have to stay tuned about who else is leaving and who is arriving into the program to see how they turn it around for the 2021-22 season.