Mizzou follows up big weekend with more ‘crootin
Cuonzo Martin and his staff had a big weekend in their continued efforts to revamp the Mizzou Hoops roster, and it would appear they’re not finished (duh.)
After the official signing of Amari Davis, along with the commitments of DaJuan Gordon and Jarron “Boogie” Coleman, Mizzou could still use some help on the interior to bolster the likes of Kobe Brown, Jordan Wilmore and Yaya Keita. They’re surely in on more than one player, but a new name popped up on Monday, one that Tiger fans saw earlier this past season.
Since entering portal last wk, Oregon transfer Chandler Lawson has heard from Ohio St, Mizzou, Florida, TCU, DePaul, Arkansas & Alabama, his father tells me. As expected, younger brother & 4-star 2021 Oregon signee Johnathan Lawson has also formally requested release from his LOI— L. Jason Smith (@JasonSmith929) April 5, 2021
Lawson, a 6’8” rising junior, played a 48.1 minutes percentage in Eugene, posting a 53 true shooting percentage mostly on shots from the interior. He’s not the world’s best rebounder, but he does provide some interior defense and would be a boon to the front court depth.
Of course, the transfer portal isn’t the only place players can be got. The 2021 class has seen some signees ask out of their LOIs due to some big coaching changes within the college ranks. Texas had more than one signee hit the open market again (Tamar Bates, looking at you), and we even commented on another who has heard from the Tigers.
Mizzou was hot on Joplin before he committed to Texas, but have to imagine the Milwaukee native will give Shaka a second chance there. https://t.co/OE2IpNIInG— ROCK Mask-up NATION (@RockMNation) April 5, 2021
Of course, this isn’t the exhaustive list of players Mizzou is in on, but they are the latest names to hop up on social media. We’ll keep watching Twitter and reading between the lines and keep y’all updated on what’s coming.
Yesterday at Rock M
- Mizzou Hoops Player Review: Torrence Watson
- Amari Davis’ mid-range game packs a potent punch
- Series Recap: Tigers take 2 of 3 from Aggies
- NCAA Tournament Championship Game Live Thread!
- First and foremost, friend of Rock M Carrington Harrison (Editor’s note: CDot!) dropped a trailer for his upcoming documentary, From Paseo to Pembroke, on Monday. It’s a look at a decade of high school basketball excellence in the Kansas City area, and it looks fascinating. Congrats to Carrington on his achievement of making a movie (it’s really hard!), and we can’t wait to see it.
Here's the first look at an upcoming documentary I am directing that covers the players, teams, coaches and rivalries that defined the golden era of high school basketball in the Kansas City metro area.— Carrington Harrison (@cdotharrison) April 5, 2021
From Paseo To Pembroke
YouTube link: https://t.co/9dlj4ronxu pic.twitter.com/u9Ez1QnTls
- Scott Cacciola at the New York Times wrote a feature piece about #MizzouMade Jordan Clarkson and his influence on basketball fans in the Philippines, where he claims heritage on his mother’s side.
- Dave Matter looks at Mizzou’s three recent transfer portal additions, noting how Davis, Gordon and Coleman revamp the Tigers’ back court.
- Due to an oversight yesterday morning, it felt important to point out that Mizzou Softball swept South Carolina away this past weekend, running their overall record to 28-7 on the season. Larissa Anderson’s Tigers continue to slowly creep up the top 25.
- Over at the Columbia Tribune, Eric Blum writes about Mizzou Volleyball’s momentum headed into the NCAA Tournament.
- Speaking of NCAA Championships, two members of the Mizzou Gymnastics squad — junior Hannah McCrary and freshman Sydney Schaffer — made the cut.
- Mizzou Wrestling’s Keegan O’Toole was named the MAC Freshman of the Year on Monday! Congrats, Keegan!
- Mizzou Golf ended day one of the Missouri Tiger Invitational in second place as a team, placing four team members in the top 20 overall.
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