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Hello, it’s a Mizzou Basketball Recruiting Hodgepodge kind of morning

Here are today’s Mizzou Links.

We can’t go more than about three days in a row without some sort of basketball recruiting headlines popping up. Monday: no different. Here’s the latest.

Remember Blake Hinson? He’s visiting Columbia soon.

So sayeth Gabe and company.

Here’s what Sam had to say about Hinson a while back.

Call this Jontay insurance if you want, but Hinson is an intriguing prospect on his own. He’s the brother of Evan Hinson, the dual-sport athlete from South Carolina who moonlights off the bench for Frank Martin. Blake was a highly-rated tight end who decided he wanted to play basketball and is an inside-outside threat who can play the perfect stretch-four in today’s more open game.

He’s a bit of a load down around the basket but doesn’t have elite size at just 6’7. Still, his expanded range makes him a tough matchup. Missouri is entering the mix a bit late, but Hinson hasn’t gone out of his way to name a leader, releasing a sorta “final 3” of Illinois, Seton Hall and Washington State a while back. He’s had new interest from Ole Miss, Kansas and Missouri, among others.

It would seem he’s still relatively open, and the Tigers entering late might not hurt them. We’ll see if he works out a Mizzou visit, but it’s clear Missouri is planning on the inevitability of filling the scholarship voids left by Michael Jr. and Jontay.

It would certainly be a good get if it worked out.

2020 blue-chipper Josh Christopher is dynamite. And he has a Mizzou tie.

His cousin is Mizzou strength coach Nicodemus Christopher.

After averaging 14.4 points and 6.1 rebounds per game as a freshman at Mayfair High, Christopher took his game to another level last season. He averaged 25.9 points, 6.5 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game in leading his team to a 21-8 record. [...]

The 6-foot-4 two-guard said he thinks of the world of Nicodemus. He believes Martin’s success at California and Missouri is partly a reflection of Nicodemus’ work with athletes.

“That’s my guy,” Christopher said of Nicodemus. “I love that guy. I can call him and talk about anything. At the end of the day, whether I pick Mizzou or not, that’s still family.”

Torrence Watson won another award.

Class 3 player of the year.

So did Courtney Ramey ... who’s visiting Louisville soon.

Yesterday at Rock M

More Links:

  • Lots of former Tigers were upstairs in the box at the Black & Gold Game.
  • Josh Augusta says hi.
  • Dang.