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Oh, Canada! Mizzou made a lovely gesture on Senior Night

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Senior Night on Saturday honored two of the 10 best transfers in Mizzou history, per Dave Matter: No. 10 Jordan Barnett and No. 4 Kassius Robertson.

Here’s Matter on Robertson:

Coming out of high school in Toronto, the 6-3 guard had just one Division I scholarship offer, from Canisius College, a tiny Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference program in Buffalo, N.Y. After redshirting his freshman year, Robertson developed into a productive 3-point shooter and double-digit scorer but by his junior season was ready for a bigger challenge. He earned his undergraduate degree, freeing him to transfer and play immediately at his next destination. Robertson joined a top-five recruiting class and Mizzou and quickly became the team’s elder statesman. Little did he know he’d also move into the starting point guard role and, with Michael Porter Jr. sidelined with a back injury, Mizzou’s primary scorer. He’s scoring a career-high 16.6 points per game while shooting 43.2 percent from 3-point range, third-best in the SEC and the best ever for a Mizzou player who’s attempted at least 200 3s. Robertson, recruited to Mizzou as a specialist and role player, will instead appear on his share of first-team All-SEC ballots and be remembered as the leader of Martin’s first Missouri team.

Mizzou made an extra gesture to Robertson, one that I absolutely love.

Band member Tim O’Sullivan found a half-sheet of music sitting in his seat when he arrived at Mizzou Arena before the Missouri basketball team’s regular-season finale. The paper listed the notes of “O Canada,” senior Kassius Robertson’s national anthem. [...]

Coach Cuonzo Martin signed off on the tribute, and it led to a touching moment for the Missouri guard.

“I wasn’t expecting that,” Robertson said. “That was really cool. I wasn’t going to go as far as singing it, but it was cool. I haven’t heard that anthem since high school, so it’s been near five years.”

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