2013 SF Brandon Parrish Pops For TCU and Trent Johnson

By Paul Seaver

Newly-appointed TCU head coach Trent Johnson has landed his first commitment from the class of 2013.

Brandon Parrish, a senior at Juan Seguin H.S. (TX), verbally committed to the Horned Frogs on Friday morning.

Last season, TCU finished the year out at 18-15 overall, but the Horned Frogs are now preparing for a switch to the Big 12 Conference, hiring Johnson away from LSU this past spring.

TCU faces the daunting task of replacing leading scorer Hank Thorns this season, so expectations are up in the air for their first season at the high-major level. Arkansas transfer Devonta Abron was recently cleared to play immediately, so Johnson will have the 6-foot-8 forward at his disposal in 2012-13. Three-star prospects Clyde Smith, Aaron Durley, and Charles Hill are also joining the program this season.

As for Parrish, he will join the Horned Frogs’ program next season and the addition is a great start for Johnson and the TCU class.

At 6-foot-5, Parrish is an original native of Arlington, Texas and is currently ranked at No. 140 in the country by Rivals. During his time on the AAU circuit, Parrish ran with Urban DFW Elite.

The Horned Frogs will open the 2012-13 season with five consecutive home games before heading down the interstate to South Padre Island as part of the South Padre Island Invitational. On Nov. 15, TCU will square off against SMU in an interesting match-up that pins together two Texas-based schools that were involved in the recent conference realignment surge. While TCU begins their campaign in the Big 12 this season, SMU is moving to the Big East Conference in 2013.


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