A Mizzou hoops recruit is nearing a decision.
On Tuesday, 2021 point guard Kaleb Brown (Kobe Brown’s younger brother) announced his top six schools of Missouri (of course), Grand Canyon, Milwaukee, West Virginia, Minnesota, and Mercer.
Here’s what Brown had to say about Missouri, which seems pretty positive.
“Because of Coronavirus I haven’t really gotten to visit anywhere else. Because of my brother there’s a good trust factor there with Coach Martin and the staff. They’re telling me I’ll have the opportunity to come in and play one through three, making plays and playing guard for them.”
And another full day of NBA Playoffs means it was the Jordan Clarkson vs Michael Porter Jr. show. No, seriously!
In Game 2 between the Utah Jazz and Denver Nuggets on TNT Wednesday afternoon, both Clarkson and MPJ delivered in a big way. Off the bench, Clarkson had 26 (!!!) points, four rebounds, and three assists. Porter Jr. tied a team-high 28 points for Denver.
Here are a couple of the highlights:
Utah beat Denver 124-105, and the series at 1-1.
The Mizzou Bowl.....that’s what we’re calling it? Hey, fair enough! Game 3 is at 3:00 Friday afternoon on TNT.
Time for some links.......
Yesterday at Rock M
- Nate Edwards has a write up on the running backs in the 2020 Missouri Football Position Previews
- Brandon Kiley writes that Mizzou will enter the season without a clear starting QB for the first time in two decades
- MIZ-ZOOM: Meet the transfers! From Jacon Giancola
- ($$) From Sean Williams, Show Me State prominently featured in initial 2022 Rivals250 rankings
- ($$) Read up on the latest edition of Gabe DeArmond’s Macadoodle’s Mailbag
- Video from Gabe DeArmond, Drinkwitz talks Wednesday workout
- Clean slate for Mizzou’s remodeled offensive line, writes Dave Matter
- Mizzou 2021 commit Tyler Hibbler comes in at No. 8 on the Post-Dispatch’s Super 30 for area’s top seniors
- Mizzou football buzz: Trash-talking the Tigers’ defense, opt-outs, SEC schedule and more, from Souichi Terada
- Missouri filling roster holes with vital graduate transfers, writes Anderson Kimball
(Columbia Daily Tribune)
- Mizzou to require masks at football games, writes Eric Blum
- Eric Blum writes about a Mizzou offensive line that is a work in progress
- An important message from Aijha Blackwell. Stay safe and wear a mask, Mizzou.
All I ask for is that the students at @Mizzou are cautious and careful. Think bigger and smarter when arriving to campus. We all in this together and I know y’all want sports so #Maskup and take all of the safety precautions given to you. We need you right now. Let’s go— Aijha Blackwell (@AijhaAnniece) August 19, 2020
- As expected, but the Big Ten has officially announced that they won’t reconsider their decision on fall sports
- North Carolina has announced that they are suspending athletic activities due to an upward trend in positive COVID cases (Editor’s note: Weirdly, only for a day?!?)
- Notre Dame football has announced they have currently stopped practices
August 19 - Practice Update pic.twitter.com/oeMxroMpXt— Notre Dame Football PR Team (@NDFootballPR) August 19, 2020
- This is big, as the NCAA Division 1 Council says that student-athletes can compete in fall sports this year and not count against their eligibility.
Sources: The NCAA Division I Council decided today that fall sport student-athletes can compete in any amount of competitions this year and it will not count as a season of eligibility. This still needs to be approved by NCAA Board of Governors on Friday.— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) August 19, 2020
- Smart move by college hoops, as Orlando is becoming a favorable bubble spot for the early season tournaments
Sources: Following the success of the NBA restart, Orlando has emerged as a prime location to play multiple early season college basketball tournaments in a bubble type setting.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) August 19, 2020
- The Divison 1 Council recommends all fall championships to move to the spring
- Mizzou Baseball outfielder Joshua Holt Jr. announces that he has tested positive for COVID-19. Get well soon, Josh!
Tested positive for COVID .. keep my family in your prayers— Joshua N. Holt Jr.* (@j_holt24) August 19, 2020
- After the Big Ten canceled their fall football season, Rutgers grad transfer Michael Maietti says he’s lucky to still be playing College Football
Grad transfer Mike Maietti came to Mizzou from Rutgers this year. The offensive lineman narrowly missed the Big 10 canceling its fall football season due to COVID-19.— Nathalie Jones (@NathalieABC17) August 19, 2020
"I'm pretty lucky to say I'm playing college football.'
But, he says he's really focusing on his new team now. pic.twitter.com/m1h7IGGfPh
- Just some cool video from Mizzou Fall Camp....
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