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Mizzou’s not going to use its 13th scholarship in 2018-19 just to use it

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Here are today’s Mizzou Links.

It’s a hoops hodgepodge kind of day.

1. Dru Smith is official.

Mizzou Men’s Basketball has signed transfer guard Dru Smith to its 2018 recruiting class, head coach Cuonzo Martin announced Tuesday. Smith transfers from the University of Evansville, where he was one of the most efficient shooters in the nation as a sophomore and earned Missouri Valley Conference All-Freshman honors in 2017.

Smith started all 22 games he appeared in last season, reaching double figures 17 times and scoring at least 20 points in a game on four occasions. The Evansville, Indiana, native will sit out the 2018-19 campaign due to NCAA transfer rules and have two years of eligibility remaining.

”We are excited to welcome Dru into the Mizzou Basketball Family,” Martin said. “Dru is an experienced player who understands the kind of work ethic it takes to succeed at this level. He is a proven shooter and talented passer who can impact the game in so many ways. Dru will be an outstanding teammate and we’re thrilled to have him join the program.”

2. Assuming Jontay Porter remains in the draft, Mizzou’s not going to use a scholarship just to use it.

3. UCF will be visiting on December 2.

4. Keyon Dooling is awesome.

He’s opened up about mental illness in a way few athletes, active or retired, ever do.

Later that day, Doc came to see me, and I just decided that I’d finally had enough. I’d run away from the ghosts for so long, and they finally caught up to me in that room. I faced the truth, for the first time in my life.

Doc said, “Is there anything you want to talk about?”

I said, “Yes.”

“What’s going on, son?”

“Something bad happened to me when I was a kid. Real bad. I blocked it out. And now it’s all coming back, Doc.”


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More Links:

  • Mizzou Baseball went on the road and beat a solid Iowa team last night. But that sentence makes things sound way too orderly. This game was even nuttier than Sunday’s late loss to Kentucky, and that game was bonkers. Just look at the URL of the MUtigers.com link above, which was clearly created before the eighth inning. And just look at this s***:
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  • #MizzouMadeAgain
  • The latest football offer is a local one: Rock Bridge receiver Martez Manuel.