TCU basketball lands Oklahoma State transfer Rondel Walker, who should help in backcourt

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TCU basketball has landed its first player from the transfer portal this offseason.

Oklahoma State guard Rondel Walker announced on Saturday his intentions to join TCU.

“To new beginnings,” Walker wrote on his Instagram.

Walker will help what has become a depleted guard corps for the Frogs. TCU missed out on LSU transfer Adam Miller, who withdrew his name from the portal to stay with LSU earlier this month. Then Damion Baugh informed coaches and teammates that he planned to stay in the NBA Draft.

Other guard departures included Francisco Farabello, who transferred to Creighton, and Maxwell Evans, who played minimally last season but is moving on.

Walker joins a team that he is familiar with as he played on the AAU circuit with TCU’s Mike Miles and JaKobe Coles.

Walker, who is listed at 6-foot-4, 170 pounds, averaged 4.9 points per game for the Cowboys as a sophomore last season. As a true freshman in 2020-21, Walker averaged 7.8 points per game. He’s a career 39.5% shooter from the field and 30.7% from 3-point range.

But Walker is known more for his defense. He was rated as a four-star prospect coming out of high school.

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