F | 6-8 | 250 | Fort Worth, Texas | Trimble Tech HS | Angelina CollegeRanked as the nation's No. 45 junior college prospect by JucoJunction.com ... averaged 15.1 points and 8.4 rebounds per game in 2010-11, leading Angelina in both categories ... named second-team All-Region XIV and second-team all-conference as a sophomore ... earned all-conference honorable mention honors in his first season at Angelina, posting single-game averages of 8.9 points and 6.5 rebounds and 1.5 steals ... a McDonald's All-American nominee as a prep at Fort Worth's Trimble Tech HS ... ranked as a top-25 Texas prospect as a senior ... a two-time all-district selection ... also drew interest from a group of schools that included Ole Miss and Nevada.
Adrick McKinney on his decision to sign with TCU:
"I chose TCU because I think it's a good fit for both the program and myself. What they need right now are guys who can rebound and score, and that's what I do best. Also, with the team moving to the Big East, it was just a win-win situation.
"It's great to be able to come back home to play. I went there on my visit and didn't need to take any others, because I knew right away that's where I wanted to go. I have a great relationship with coach Christian and (the coaching staff), so it was a good fit."
Angelina College Head Coach Todd Neighbors on McKinney:
"Adrick is definitely a tough low block presence with his size and strength. He has the ability to score in bunches around the basket. The other thing he brings is his rebounding ability--I think he finished the year with 10 straight double-doubles and had several games with 15 or more. His defensive intensity and mental toughness will help coach Christian's program tremendously."
MCKINNEY IN THE NEWS:
- AC's McKinney Signs with TCU (Lufkin Daily News; April 17, 2011)
F | 6-9 | 240 | Middleton, N.Y. | NIA PrepArrived at TCU after playing one season of prep ball for NIA Prep in Newark, N.J. ... averaged 10.0 points, 5.7 rebounds and 0.9 blocked shots per game while helping lead the Eagles to a 26-7 overall record ... led the squad in rebounding ... previously played at Cardozo HS in Queens ... helped the Judges to the Queens AA crown in 2008-09 with an 18-1 overall record ... played AAU ball for the New York Panthers ... earned MVP honors at the iS8 Nike Spring Classic following his senior season ... was selected to compete in the Reebok All-American Camp following prior to his junior season ... also drew interest from Seaton Hall, Providence and Oklahoma State.
Rhoomes on his decision to sign with TCU:
"I picked TCU because I saw an opportunity to come in, play early and help the program. I also wanted to play in the Big East, and I thought it would be good to play in the Mountain West for one season as a freshman, get with the program and go from there.
"It was a nice campus, not too big and not too small. People were friendly and seemed like they would do whatever they could if you ever needed help. The coaching staff was also really cool, probably one of the nicest staffs I have ever had recruiting me. They were all welcoming and excited to get me to join in."
G | 6-6 | 200 | Dorado, Puerto Rico | M.E.C.A. | John A. Logan CollegeRanked as the nation's No. 107 junior college prospect by JucoJunction.com ... averaged 13.7 points, 6.4 rebounds, 4.5 assists, 2.1 steals and 1.2 blocked shots per game as a sophomore at John A. Logan College in Carterville, Ill. ... led the Volunteers in assists and steals while ranking second in scoring ... shot 52.5 percent from the field overall ... named to both the All-Region 24 and All-Great Rivers Athletic Conference first teams ... helped John A. Logan reach the semifinals of the 2011 Region 24 Tournament ... averaged 4.4 points, 4.4 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.5 steals as a freshman for a Volunteer squad that posted a 24-7 overall record and won the GRAC title ... arrived at John A. Logan from Mississippi Elite Christian Academy for in Jackson, Miss. ... was a member of the Puerto Rico squad that competed at the 2007 FIBA Under-19 World Championships ... played club basketball in Puerto Rico for Toa Baja ... also drew interest from a group of schools that included USC.
Butler on his decision to sign with TCU:
Butler on the opportunity to play with John A. Logan teammate Connell Crossland:
F | 6-7 | 190 | St. Louis, Mo. | Hazelwood Central HS | John A. Logan CollegeRanked as the nation's No. 123 junior college prospect by JucoJunction.com ... led the Volunteers in 2010-11 with averages of 17.0 points, 12.3 rebounds and 1.7 blocked shots per game while shooting 58 percent from the field ... ranked No. 4 nationally among Division I junior college players ... named to both the All-Region 24 and All-Great Rivers Athletic Conference first teams ... helped John A. Logan reach the semifinals of the 2011 Region 24 Tournament ... spent the previous season at Highland Community College in Freeport, Ill., averaging 11.4 points, 6.9 boards and 1.1 blocks per contest ... attended high school at St. Louis-area Hazelwood Central, where he helped the Hawks win the 2009 Suburban North Conference championship as a senior while averaging 14.2 points, 9.5 rebounds, 1.6 blocks and 1.3 steals per game ... played AAU ball for the St. Louis Majestics ... also drew interest from a group of schools that included Missouri, San Diego State, Gonzaga, Detroit and Saint Louis.
Crossland on his decision to sign with TCU:
Crossland on the opportunity to play with John A. Logan teammate Nathaniel Butler:
G | 5-11 | 175 | Fort Worth, Texas | North Crowley HSA four-star recruit according to MaxPreps and a three-star player according to both Rivals.com and Scout.com ... ranked in the preseason as the nation's No. 29 point guard by ESPN and No. 30 by Scout.com ... the No. 18 senior in the state of Texas according to Rivals.com and the No. 3 point guard ... helped lead Fort Worth's North Crowley High School to a 135-18 overall record during his four years ... averaged 14.1 points and 6.0 assists per game as a senior in 2011 while leading the Panthers to a 31-6 overall record and the Texas 4-5A regional semifinals ... led all Texas Class 5A players in assists and ranked No. 8 in scoring average despite missing time due to injury ... was named the district 3-5A Most Valuable Player as a junior in 2010 as well as first-team all-state and first-team all-region ... also named area Player of the Year by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and all-area by the Dallas Morning News ... was a MaxPreps honorable-mention All-American ... ranked 91st overall in the MaxPreps preseason Top 100 for the class of 2011 ... averaged 21.1 points and 6.2 assists per game in 2010 ... set a school record with 48 points in game against Abilene High School, which topped the previous mark set by current Los Angeles Clipper Willie Warren in 2008 ... averaged 9.4 points, 5.5 assists and 3.3 steals as a sophomore in 2009 on a Panther squad that went 33-6 and advanced to the regional semifinals ... saw significant action as a freshman in 2008 for the North Crowley team that went 38-1 while winning the Texas 5A state championship ... averaged 3.8 points and 1.9 assists per contest ... played AAU ball for the Dallas Heroes ... also drew interest from a group of schools that included Providence, USC, Wake Forest, Virginia, Texas Tech, Houston and SMU.
Anderson on his decision to sign with TCU:
Anderson on the type of game he will bring to TCU:
North Crowley HS Head Coach Tommy Brakel on Anderson:
ANDERSON IN THE NEWS:
C | 6-11 | 238 | Harbour Island, Bahamas | Christian Life Center AcademyThe No. 98 center nationally in 2010 according to ESPN.com ... ESPN awarded him a rating of 78 out of 100 possible points in 2011 ... a strong rebounder and shot-blocker who owns a tremendous wingspan measuring 7-3 ... attended Christian Life Center Academy in Houston, where he played for one of the nation's top prep programs for four years ... posted single-game averages of 11 points, 12 rebounds and four blocked shots as a senior in 20111 ... helped the Cougars finish the 2010 campaign as the top-ranked prep team in the nation according to the National Post Graduate Athletic Association (NPGAA) rankings ... coached by Carlos Wilson at CLCA ... originally hails from Harbour Island, Eleuthera, in The Bahamas.
BARRY IN THE NEWS: