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Mizzou Links: A look into basketball scouting and the latest on Thomas Bryant

Mizzou assistant Brad Loos shares his scouting nerdery, 2015 blue-chip center Thomas Bryant insists his recruiting decision will be his (and not his mother's), and the Mizzou women -- gymnastics, basketball, track -- had one hell of a weekend.

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This Week in Mizzou Basketball (a couple of days old)!

And as long as we're not acknowledging that Saturday happened ... here's the LSU game!

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The Missourian: A look inside scouting for the Missouri men's basketball program

Because assistant coaches Tim Fuller and Rob Fulford are more active recruiters — and often miss practice when they're on the road — Loos takes the lion's share of the advanced scouting reports. He is scheduled to be the point man on about half of the team's remaining games; the other assistant coaches will split the other half.

Once a coach identifies the opponents' most important tendencies, a graduate assistant will create slides for the Tiger players to study. Next year, as part of a large donation announced in September, each player will be provided an iPad that will help them access those slides.

The Tigers typically begin discussion of their next opponent two days before the game. Coaches will highlight four or five opposing players and their go-to moves. Then the team studies a more holistic look at the opponent's offensive and defensive sets.

"You can’t put everything out there; you just can’t learn it," Anderson said. "So you try to put the main things that they do – offensively and defensively — and how you’re going to attack it."


MUTIGERS.COM: Mizzou Men's Basketball Set to Visit Top-Ranked Kentucky on Tuesday


2015 Football

2015 Basketball
247 Sports: Mizzou hoops commit Terrence Phillips hopes to elevate program
The Advocate Messenger: Center Thomas Bryant insists he has interest in UK despite what mother says

Indiana and Missouri, where former Huntington Prep coach Rob Fulford is now an assistant coach, are his other top schools even though he insists there is no leader.

"I have not heard from others, just basically them," he said of his top four schools.

"Me and Rob had a great relationship when he was here last year. Me and him always got along," Bryant said.

Still, his mother wants him to go to Syracuse.

"Me and my mom always talk about that and keep that between us," he said. "The decision is mine."

With her approval?

"Sure," he said.

2016 Basketball

The wrestling team is ridiculous

MUTIGERS.COM: Wrestling Cruises To 27-9 Dual Win At No. 4 Cornell

A good weekend for Mizzou women

MUTIGERS.COM: Gymnastics Wins Tri-Meet with a 193.900 to Open 2015
The Trib: MU gymnastics posts best season-opening score since 2010 behind Miller's big debut

MUTIGERS.COM: Tigers Earn Comeback win over Gators, 66-47
MUTIGERS.COM: Mizzou vs. Florida Post Game Quotes
The Trib: Postgame: MU women 66, Florida 47
The Missourian: Missouri women's basketball shooters ignte, torch Florida in second half

Track & Field
MUTIGERS.COM: Jackson Clocks School Record in Mizzou Debut

Bless you, Netflix

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