Tarleton men's basketball head coach Chris Reisman has announced his first recruiting class with the signing of six players for the 2018-19 season.
Of the six players signed by Reisman and his coaching staff, four are transfers and two are out of high school. Three of the four transfers come from a Division I program. The Texans brought in five guards and one forward with all but one commit having multiple years of eligibility left.
Randall Broddie, a 6-foot-3 guard, comes to Tarleton from Walters State where he averaged 13.9 points and 3.4 assists in 27 games played. Broddie, who will be a junior, spent his freshman year redshirting at Memphis where he signed out of high school as a 247Sports 4-star guard and the No. 7-ranked shooting guard in the country. Brandon Goldsmith is the lone senior in the recruiting class and comes to Tarleton from North Carolina Central, who made the NCAA Division I Tournament last season. Goldsmith, a 6-foot-5 guard, appeared in 26 games with 20 starts for NCCU and averaged 4.1 points and 2.3 rebounds for the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Tournament Champions. Richie Mitchell, a 6-foot-1 junior guard, joins the Texans from Division I Marist where he played in 29 games, averaging 3.2 points in 11 minutes and made 25 of 26 free throw attempts (96.2 percent).
The Texans also signed Dallas Baptist transfer Grey Parrish, who was part of the Patriots' 26-6 NCAA South Central Regional Tournament team. Parrish is a 6-foot-9 forward with two years of eligibility left. Parrish played in 32 games in his two years at DBU. Reisman rounded out his recruiting class with a pair of high school standouts in Neyland Block and Kemonte Dowdy. Block comes to Tarleton from Copperas Cove High School where he averaged 16 points, 6 assists and 4 rebounds and was a first-team All-District 8-6A selection. Dowdy was a four-year starter at Sherman High School where he averaged 19 points per game and was first-team All-District 5-5A as a senior.
The Texans return eight members - including four starters - from last year's team that went 19-11 and reached the Lone Star Conference tournament semifinals.