After months of watching players leave the TCU Basketball program, Frog fans can be excited about new guys coming in, as the first commitment of the 2022 class landed early this week.
Haggerty, a three star prospect that holds 14 offers, stands 6’3” and weighs in at 170 pounds. Haggerty falls inside the top 150 prospect list according to 247 Sports, and is rated as a top 25 player in the state at his position. He chose TCU over offers from Arizona, Auburn, Florida State, and Houston, among others.
According to recruiting analyst Brandon Jenkins, “Haggerty is a very good scorer who used to do most of his damage from behind the arc but now looks to attack and finish through contact to collect buckets. He plays with a volume-driven style and scoring mentality but is a great long-range shooter. Haggerty’s body has evolved over the years and will continue to as he enters the college ranks. He has some growing to do in the area of being able to lead a high major college team. He will need to improve some on decisions of when to shoot and when to defer to teammates.”
The Frogs have been high on Haggerty for quite some time, offering him in June of 2020. Haggerty’s comfort with Jamie Dixon and Duane Broussard, as well as the family feel of TCU, is what cemented the decision for him. His ability to shoot from deep as well as attack the rim makes him the perfect fit for Dixon’s freewheeling motion offense, one that rewards good guard play and puts emphasis on the playmaking ability of its members. The freedom was another draw for one of the stars of Houston Superstars, one of the high level AAU programs in the state. He was a high priority for Dixon and TCU, and now he’s the first recruit of their 2022 class.
Haggerty starred at Crosby High School, near Houston, last season, earning District MVP honors as he set multiple records, including a 199 point effort across five games in the McDonald’s Texas Invitational Tournament. He averaged 25 points, seven rebounds, four assists, and two steals per game for the Cougars.
Check out some of PJ’s highlights and give him a big welcome to the Frog Fam!