Mizzou lands in Top 5 for another transfer
It’s no secret that the 2020 recruiting cycle has been a bit of a letdown for Mizzou Hoops. Despite landing in the top group for what seems like countless recruits (Josh Christopher, Caleb Love, Cam’Rom Fletcher) and transfers (Justin Turner, David DeJulius, RaqQuawndis Mitchell), the only member of the 2020 class is Jordan Wilmore.
However, Cuonzo Martin and his staff is still working to add to the roster. Late Sunday night, Jarred Hyder, a transfer guard from Fresno State, announced Missouri as part of his Top Five.
Hyrder averaged nearly 32 minutes per game as a freshman in Fresno, putting up 9.1 points, 3.1 assists and 2.6 rebounds a game. He led the Bulldogs in minutes played and had less than exciting shooting numbers, but shot really well from the free throw line, perhaps indicating room for improvement elsewhere. Missouri is one of three Power 5 schools in the running, and easily the furthest East. Let’s hope the young, promising guard wants to leave the West Coast.
More Mizzou Links:
- PowerMizzou continues its Ultimate Mizzou Player Bracket by moving onto the Sweet 16. You can vote in this tournament, subscriber or not.
- Sean Williams at PowerMizzou detailed how 2022 St. Louis DE Tyson Ford is making himself a household name amongst recruiters. Subscribers only!
- Dave Matter is on to number eight in his Best of Mizzou series. Next up? Justin Smith, one of the best linemen to ever don black and gold.
- Montra Edwards is officially a member of the University of Missouri after a turbulent recruitment.
Officially accepted into The University of Missouri #NewZou— Montra Edwards Jr. ™️ (@MontraEdwards5) April 19, 2020
- Video game tournaments have been huge during pandemic quarantine, and next up is Madden 20. Mizzou’s own Drew Lock will be squaring off against several of his fellow NFL stars, along with a few rappers and other notable sports figures.
The Madden NFL 20 Celebrity Tournament starts today— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) April 19, 2020
Tune in to see the bracket reveal at noon ET on ESPN2. pic.twitter.com/JvKoikcFwY
Yesterday at Rock M
Generally this is where we deposit the Missouri-related links that don’t fit with the bigger theme. HOWEVER, there are only so many of those to go around these days.
So as long as I’m doing links (Mondays and Tuesdays!) I’ll be posting stuff that’s getting me through this craziness.
- There’s a lot of hype around the 10-part documentary, “The Last Dance,” which documents the final season when Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls won an NBA championship together. ESPN details how the whole thing came together, while New York Times culture writer Wesley Morris (one of the best critics living) gives his take on the much-anticipated documentary.
- Missouri beat writer for The Athletic Peter Baugh took part in a sandwich draft with some fellow writers, and I have to say he came out looking pretty good.
- In a totally unrelated note, Mizzou’s School of Health Professions released some tips on staying healthy during the COVID pandemic. We’d recommend not eating that many sandwiches as listed above!
As families across the U.S. under stay-at-home orders, correct food storage and preparation has become more important than ever. Nasser Yazdani from @MizzouSHP provides six tips to stay healthy while minimizing food waste during #COVID19. #MizzouResearch https://t.co/iOqSpkqDma pic.twitter.com/iiYAmRmbjX— Mizzou (@Mizzou) April 19, 2020
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