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Over the course of the past year, Jayson Tatum of Chaminade (MO) has established himself as a legitimate contender for the No. 1 player slot in the 2016 class nationally. As such, he’s the type of prospect that has his pick of any college basketball program. Tatum trimmed his list to ten schools over the weekend, ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: September 1, 2014, 9:48 pm
55. Jimmy WHITT Height: 6’-4” Weight: 190 Position: SG High School (State): Hickman (MO) Club Team (Affiliation): KC Run GMC (Under Armour) Commitment: Arkansas Razorbacks Breakdown: The Missouri Tigers had sought to keep Whitt in-state, but Arkansas landed a dandy when they wrested him away. Razorbacks head coach Mike Anderson established a relationship with Whitt early on, and ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: August 30, 2014, 8:28 pm
After losing out on one of the top in-state prospects earlier in the week, when Jimmy Whitt of Hickman (MO) committed to Arkansas, the Missouri Tigers rebounded on Thursday as they started their 2015 recruiting efforts by landing Whitt’s AAU teammate, 6′-7″ forward Kevin Puryear of Blue Springs South (MO). According to KansasCity.com, Puryear picked the Tigers over Nebraska ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: August 22, 2014, 2:18 pm
Three prospects being pursued by high-major programs, Kaiser Gates of St. Francis (GA), Chris Silva of Roselle Catholic (NJ) and Landry Shamet of Park Hill (MO) each substantially trimmed their college lists in recent days. Gates, a face-up 6′-8″ forward that can shoot, has eight programs remaining on the list, as Missouri, Texas Tech, Georgia, Cincinnati, Xavier, LSU, ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: August 19, 2014, 3:59 am
6′-8″ power forward Alex Owens of Oakridge (FL), the No. 93 prospect nationally, announced a verbal commitment to Providence on Monday, following his visit to campus. He’s the second recruit in the 2015 class to pledge for the Friars. I've chosen to attend Providence University for College Basketball Owens picked the Friars over Missouri and Central Florida (where he ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: August 12, 2014, 3:01 am
Missouri’s already stellar recruiting class for 2014 received an important late shot in the arm on Saturday, as a top-50 caliber recruit signed a scholarship agreement with the Tigers. 6′-6″ wing Montaque “Teki” Gill-Caesar signed his agreement with the Tigers, and will rejoin his former Huntington Prep (WV) head coach Rob Fulford, who was recently hired ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: August 2, 2014, 9:56 pm

Verbal Commitments and Signings

Class of 2014

Name
Height
Position
School (State)
Type
Status
Jakeenan Gant6'-8"PFEffingham County (GA)HSSigned
DeAngelo Allen6'-6"SFKimball (TX)HSSigned
Namon Wright6'-4"SGPacific Hills (CA)HSSigned
Tramaine Isabell6'-0"PGGarfield (WA)HSSigned
Montaque Gill-Caesar6'-6"SFHuntington Prep (WV)HSSigned

Class of 2015

Name
Height
Position
School (State)
Type
Status
Kevin Puryear6'-7"PFBlue Springs South (MO)HSVerbal

Past Recruiting Classes

Class of 2013

Name
Height
Position
School (State)
Type
Status
Johnathan Williams6'-8"PFSouthwind (TN)HSSigned
Wesley Clark6'-1"PGRomulus (MI)HSSigned
Torren Jones6'-8"PFLa Lumiere School (IN)HSSigned
Shane Rector6'-1"PGSouth Kent (CT)HSSigned

Class of 2012

Name Height Position School (State) Type Status
Tony Criswell 6′-8″ PF Independence CC (KS) JC Signed
Ryan Rosburg 6′-9″ C Marquette (MO) HS Signed
Dominique Bull 6′-4″ SG Tilton School (NH) HS Signed

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