The Mizzou Tigers latest offer went out to an unheralded post-player from Iowa, Ryan Kriener. Kriener plays for Martin brothers AAU team out of Waterloo, IA. Apparently Kriener showed the Tigers coaching staff enough top pick up an offer. This feels a little more like the Reed Nikko offer, getting in early on a guy who has rising stock and doesn't have a ton of high major looks, but could project as a solid high major player.
Per @coreyevans_10 Mizzou has offered 6’9 2016 F Ryan Kriener.— Sam Snelling (@SamSnellingRMN) July 26, 2015
If we know one thing about the upcoming class it's that Mizzou wants to land a big. So they're keeping their options open, and Kriener looks more like an option than a priority. Wichita State and Mizzou are his first offers from what many would consider high majors (despite playing in the MVC, WSU is a HM). With other offers like Northern Iowa (which if you didn't know is pretty good themselves and probably just outside of the place where WSU is), DePaul, Green Bay, and interest from both Iowa state schools, Nebraska, Ole Miss and Providence, it makes sense if Mizzou wants to stay on the radar to get the offer in now.
The Lowdown: Kriener isn't going to wow you with athleticism, but he has good size, good feet and soft hands. He already has a body type and level of athleticism that one might compare to Ryan Rosburg, but he's got a better shooting touch from around 15 feet and in, and could be a nice high post option, as well as a nice finishing ability with either hand around the rim.
Looking at the hot board, we are still keeping the eyes on 3 scholarships given out, with two posts and a wing being the priorities. If Mizzou only gives out two (which is how many they currently have), a Post player is the top priority, followed by a wing.
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