Earlier in the day, Keith Dambrot once again found talent in the transfer portal, landing a commitment from Kevin Easley Jr., a former TCU forward.
Easley is a 6-foot-7, 225-pound forward from Indianapolis, Indiana. Prior to his transfer to TCU, he previously played one season for UT-Chattanooga, where he excelled as a freshman. As a recruit, Easley was a three-star prospect and ranked as the No. 307 prospect in the nation according to 247 Sports’ Composite Rankings. ESPN had Easley as a 4-star recruit coming out of high school.
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— Kevin Easley 🐐 (@kevineasley__34) January 5, 2018
In that freshman season in Chattanooga, Easley averaged 14.2 points per game as well as 6.7 rebounds per game, earning Southern Conference Freshman of the Year honors. There, he set freshman records for total points, total rebounds, and three-pointers, while also finishing second on the team in three-pointers made. He shot 44.4% from the field and 39.7 from three-point land.
After sitting out his sophomore year due to transfer rules, he made his Big 12 debut for TCU this season. Throughout the year, he played in 26 games, starting 13. Easley averaged 4.5 points and 3.7 rebounds on the year, and had three games with more than ten points.
Now moving on to Duquesne, Easley will look to carve out a large role in the Dukes’ front court.