Dixon welcomes two more to 2019-20 class


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By Colin Post

On Thursday, TCU basketball head coach Jamie Dixon announced two additions to the 2019-20 recruiting class.

The first, Keonte Kennedy, is an Austin, Texas, native who played his freshman season at Xavier and will transfer to TCU. 

As a senior at Westlake High School, Kennedy averaged 14.0 points, 4.7 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.5 steals en route to being named First Team All-District and 6A Regional Defensive MVP. The guard was rated as a four-star by ESPN.com and ranked as the No. 25 shooting guard in the nation.

The second, Mickey Pearson Jr., is a 6-foot-8 forward who played at Hargrave Military Academy last season. Listed as a three-star recruit by 247Sports.com, Pearson averaged 25.5 points, 11.0 rebounds and 2.5 blocks in his senior season at John Hardin High School in Elizabethtown, Kentucky.

Pearson will be eligible to play next season but Kennedy will have to sit out a season, per NCAA transfer rules.

These two additions to the 2019-20 roster will join fall signees Francisco Farabello, PJ Fuller and Diante Smith.

The Horned Frogs are losing seniors Alex Robinson and JD Miller along with redshirt sophomore Kouat Noi, who declared early for the NBA Draft. Junior Desmond Bane also declared but didn’t sign an agent and has the option to still return to school for his senior year.