Welcome, Kobe Brown!
Former Texas A&M signee Kobe Brown announced his commitment to Missouri on Tuesday afternoon, and the three-star wing (likely) shuts the door on Missouri’s 2019 class.
From Sam’s article, linked above:
The 6-foot-7, 220-pound prospect epitomizes the shift toward a positionless game. In his recruiting videos, Brown, who is ranked No. 238 in 247 Sports’ composite index, bills himself as a combo guard. Yet his size and limited athleticism likely peg him for more as a combo forward. He has the body type to add weight to an already sturdy frame, so sizing up to play the four-spot in certain combinations makes a lot of sense.
Brown joins four-star forward Tray Jackson and three-star guard Mario McKinney in Missouri’s 2019 class,
Our pal Carrington Harrison caught up with Sam to talk about Brown’s commitment; you can listen below:
PowerMizzou.com’s Gabe DeArmond spoke with Brown’s father about his son’s commitment.
From the article:
“Coach (Cuonzo) Martin made such an impression on us. We’ve done our research,” Greg Brown said. “We saw the stability and the way coach Martin talks about Missouri and his vision for the program is just unreal. The people, he talks about how wonderful the fans are and the administrators and the professors.”
Farewell, Ronnie Suggs, and other hoops news
Missouri basketball coach Cuonzo Martin met with the media on Tuesday and announced that guard Ronnie Suggs had entered his name into the transfer portal.
Cuonzo Martin: Ronnie Suggs has entered the transfer portal. He has graduated and won't be back for 2019-20.— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) May 14, 2019
Suggs’ departure frees up another scholarship, and redshirt freshman Parker Braun will receive a scholarship, per PowerMizzou.com and every outlet that was at Missouri’s media day.
In addition, there were some other notable hoops notes from media day:
- Jeremiah Tilmon had a paperwork issue with the NBA Draft, and that’s why his name was absent from the list of players who were testing the waters. In addition, Jontay Porter is officially dunzo at Mizzou.
Martin said Tilmon "got some great feedback" but there was an issue with the paperwork in getting him into the draft database.— Mitchell Forde (@Mitchell4D) May 14, 2019
- Michael Porter Sr. will remain on the staff for 2019-2020.
Martin says Michael Porter Sr. will remain on staff for 2019-20. This is the final year of his three-year contract.— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) May 14, 2019
Yesterday at Rock M
- Will Johnathon Johnson become Missouri’s all-time leading receiver?
- Caleb Love’s settling in at point guard — and still enticing teams with his potential
- The Missouri women also appeared to pick up a commitment on Tuesday, this coming from Shug Dickson, formerly of Tulsa. Dickson played high school basketball at Lutheran North in St. Louis.
- Gabe DeArmond is talking with Missouri’s various coaches to find out why they coach; on Tuesday, he caught up with wrestling coach Brian Smith.
- Mizzou golfer Jamie Stewart dropped 11 places after a 3-over 74 on Day 2 of the NCAA regionals.