F | 6-6 | 185 | Arlington, Texas | Seguin High SchoolThe first player to commit to TCU head coach Trent Johnson for next year's class, Parrish has been rated as the nation's No. 143 overall player for the Class of 2013 and the No. 25 small forward by Rivals.com ... rated as the nation's No. 27 shooting guard by ESPN and the No. 15 overall player in the state of Texas ... owns great size and athletic ability with a college-ready physique ... a dangerous 3-point shooting threat who also is explosive enough to take defenders to the rim ... averaged 14.2 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game as a junior for a Seguin squad that won the District 7-4A title ... named First-Team All-District 7-4A in 2012 ... coached at Seguin by Bobby Thigpen ... plays AAU ball for the Urban DFW Elite squad coached by Jazzy Hartwell ... an AAU teammate of fellow TCU signee Karviar Shepherd ... selected TCU over other offers from a selection of schools that included Marquette, Iowa, Oklahoma State and Miami.
Coach Johnson on Brandon Parrish:
C | 6-10 | 225 | Dallas, Texas | Prime Prep AcademyOne of the nation's most sought-after prospects, Shepherd is the highest-rated prospect to ever sign with TCU ... rated the No. 46 overall player for the Class of 2013 by Rivals.com and the No. 3 center ... the No. 48 overall player according to both ESPN and Scout.com ... awarded four stars by both Rivals and Scout ... listed as the No. 7 overall player in the state of Texas by ESPN ... was selected to compete at the 2012 National Basketball Players Association Top 100 Camp as one of the nation's premier recruits ... an imposing interior presence, he is a dominant rebounder and shot blocker with the ability to face up from the free-throw line or elbow on the offensive end of the court ... also possesses outstanding leadership skills ... played his freshman and sophomore seasons at DeSoto High School and sat out his junior campaign at Arlington Grace Prep before transferring to Prime Prep ... plays AAU ball for the Urban DFW Elite squad coached by Jazzy Hartwell ... was an AAU teammate of fellow TCU signee Brandon Parrish ... selected TCU over other offers from a host of schools that included Baylor, Kansas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas, Texas A&M.
Coach Johnson on Karviar Shepherd:
G | 6-2 | 185 | San Antonio, Texas | Ronald Reagan High SchoolA heady point-guard prospect, Williams was rated as a three-star recruit by both Rivals.com and Scout.com ... listed as the No. 17 player in the state of Texas by ESPN.com ... tough-minded floor leader who has outstanding leadership skills and the ability to score in a variety of ways ... posted single-game averages of 12.6 points, 3.4 rebounds and 3.1 assists as a junior for a Reagan squad that advanced to the area round of the Class 5A playoffs in 2012 despite missing time due to injury ... coached at Reagan by John Hirst ... named one of the top 13 players at the Great American Shootout in Carrollton, Texas ... plays AAU ball for the South Texas Irish squad coached by Lance Carew ... also received recruiting interest from a group of schools that included Utah, Nebraska, Creighton and Penn.
Coach Johnson on Michael Williams: