Missouri hoops reaches out to Oregon State transfer
Missouri’s basketball recruiting has been a little ... cloudy ... since the commitment of Eric Williams to Oregon, but now the Tigers are being linked to another transfer.
Oregon State transfer Warren Washington has heard from Missouri, Marquette, Nebraska, Nevada, San Diego State, San Diego, New Mexico, UNLV and others, source told ESPN.— Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) May 3, 2019
Will set visits later this month. 6-foot-11, sit one, play three.
Washington appeared in 26 games for the Beavers this season, averaging just under nine minutes per game with 1.4 points and 1.4 rebounds. He was a three-star recruit in the 2018 class with offers from Butler, Cal and Utah, among others, before committing to Oregon State.
This wouldn’t provide Missouri with immediate help for 2019 — which is what it seemed to be after in its pursuit of Williams — but Washington would provide some needed size for 2020.
Johnathon Johnson one to watch for the 2020 Senior Bowl
Or at least according to Jim Nagy, the executive director of the Senior Bowl:
That’s some pretty elite company for Johnson to be in, at least from a recruiting perpective. Tyrie Cleveland, KJ Hill, Collin Johnson — those guys were all four or five-star recruits. JJ was a three-star recruit out of high school and now he’s only 883 yards away from setting Missouri’s career receiving record.
If he does that, you can almost guarantee he’ll be in Mobile next January.
Game time for Mizzou-Wyoming announced
You can officially start making your plans for the opening weekend of Missouri’s 2019 football season, because we now know when the Tigers will kick-off against the Cowboys in Laramie.
This also means you have 121 days and counting to either figure out what channel CBS Sports Net is, or how to steal your friend’s/parent’s/stranger’s cable-provider log-in to watch the game.
Yesterday at Rock M
- The Columbia Missourian reports that the NCAA has sent a rebuttal to Missouri regarding its sanctions appeal which “serves to justify their position.” This all seems very procedural so it doesn’t appear to change anything at this point.
- It’s behind the paywall, but Mitchell Forde’s article on Luke Griffin’s journey from a Georgia commitment to a Missouri signee is well worth at least considering a month’s membership at PowerMizzou.com. Griffin provides some compelling insight and honesty about his . recruiting process, including how Georgia handled — some would say botched — the communication that led to his “de-commitment.”
- Add another draft pick for Missouri football! On Thursday night, defensive lineman Nate Anderson went in the second-round of the CFL draft to Montreal Alouettes. Congratulations, Nate!
- Anderson wasn’t the only Missouri player drafted into the CFL. Noah Robinson was taken in the third round by the BC Lions. Robinson was a walk-on graduate transfer from Memphis, who played one season (2017) and was suspended following a DUI arrest in September 2018.
- The South End Zone Project is looking better and better. Make sure you check out @MizzouFootball on Twitter to look at more pictures of the on-going construction: