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Who wants to run our offense? Pretty please?

Dennis Gates has already filled a big need on his first Mizzou Tigers roster by grabbing JUCO star Mohamed Diarra. He also curbed some potentially sticky roster attrition by snagging Milwaukee transfer DeAndre Gholston out of the transfer portal.

There’s still some work to do, though. Most notably, Mizzou could use a point guard.

There are plenty of options available on that front, too! Missouri is deep in the waters with several key point guards, but a few are standing out at the moment. Obviously Sean East II was on campus this past weekend, and he represents an early coup for Gates. After all, landing the top two JUCO recruits in the country would be quite a way to jumpstart the rebuild. But if East chooses one of his many other suitors, who else could be on the docket?

Could I interest you in a familiar face?

Pinson caused some chuckles during the NCAA Tournament during Bubble Coat Gate, and then raised some eyebrows when he immediately entered the transfer portal following LSU’s exit. Now that we know Missouri has reached out, it’s starting to feel like a real possibility. Pinson, at the very least, seems to enjoy the prospect of teasing it out.

But if you don’t want to retread the X-rated path, there are others willing to listen.

Terry Roberts is going to be one of the more coveted players in the portal, so Missouri’s chances here seem long. But Roberts would fill a few needs, both in a primary ball handler and a scorer. The Tigers are trying at least.

One more option of note: Once again, it’s a name Missouri fans will know well.

Andre Curbelo is leaving Illinois after a few tumultuous years, and he has his admirers on the Rock M staff (as you can tell). Curbelo’s talent is immense, even if it’s couched in a host of inefficiencies. Would Missouri once again pluck an old Illini guard to increase the overall talent level? Gates does have connections in the state...

We’ll be monitoring Mizzou’s activity closely.


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