Missouri’s 2020 signing class just got larger with the addition of the big man out of Maryland.
The center, who played at Whitehaven High School in Memphis, Tennessee, has officially signed with the Tigers. He led Whitehaven to a 25-8 record and a district championship in 2018-19. That season, he averaged over eight points, three blocks and secured about 10 rebounds per game.
Wilmore is the Tigers’ lone commitment in the 2020 class.
“Jordan has great length and a good feel for the game,” coach Cuonzo Martin said in an official release from the team. “He is disruptive defensively protecting the rim and excellent on the glass, and will be a solid back-to-the-basket big for us.”
Wilmore spoke about how the culture of Missouri basketball aided in his choice.
“I chose Mizzou because of how real and genuine Coach Martin and his staff are,” he said per the release. “They did not try to sugarcoat anything, and they were honest with me about my development and where I need to be to become a great basketball player. They’ve welcomed me home, and I feel like I’ve arrived home at Mizzou.”
The center’s size will be a welcome sight, especially considering that we could be seeing Jeremiah Tilmon’s last season in a Missouri uniform. The other center on the roster next season, Axel Okongo, is still a work-in-progress after transferring from JUCO, but Wilmore should be a force in the post and help wreak havoc on defense.