It’s like Christmas in early November for Missouri Basketball today. The Early signing period kicks off and the Tigers are expected to sign five players. Not just any five either. These five players have amounted to the second-best recruiting class in the nation behind only Duke, and ahead of kansas, North Carolina, and Arizona. There are 11 5-star prospects still uncommitted which could change up the rankings when it’s all said and done, but the Tigers are pretty cemented in having a top-tier class once the signatures are in.
There’s all of that and still top 10 prospect Jayden Quaintance has Missouri high on his list, although he’s not expected to commit to any school any time in the near future. Whatever way Quaintance goes, Mizzou has still locked in its 5 recruits. All with a 4-star rating and ranked between 26th and 121st.
Keep an eye out for Matt Harris’s breakdown of what this class can be in the near and long term.
UPDATES AS THEY COME IN:
5:00 pm: Missouri announces Annor Boateng has offiically signed his NLI.
3:04 pm: Missouri announces Marcus Allen has offiically signed his NLI.
A top two-way player and elite defender, the Tigers add another top-50 recruit to the nation's No. 2 class in Marcus Allen!— Mizzou Hoops (@MizzouHoops) November 8, 2023
Excited to officially welcome @marcusallenn_ to the Mizzou family! #MIZ pic.twitter.com/bcJARlnrwV
1:55 pm: Missouri announces Trent Burns has offiically signed his NLI.
The Tigers have added their second top-ranked 7-footer to their No. 2 class in the nation with the addition of Trent Burns!— Mizzou Hoops (@MizzouHoops) November 8, 2023
Thrilled to officially welcome @Tr3ntB21 to the family! #MIZ pic.twitter.com/uBJOP8coEO
1:06 pm: Missouri announces T.O. Barrett has offiically signed his NLI.
We have the second signee of our No. 2 class in the nation with the addition of versatile guard T.O. Barrett!— Mizzou Hoops (@MizzouHoops) November 8, 2023
Let's all officially welcome @To_Barrett to the Mizzou family!! #MIZ pic.twitter.com/d8g7xZtF3g
11:26 am: Missouri announces Peyton Marshall is officially on board.
One of the nation's top centers is the first signee of Mizzou's No. 2 recruiting class Wednesday with @nlmbpeyton inking his NLI!— Mizzou Hoops (@MizzouHoops) November 8, 2023
Let's be the first to officially welcome Peyton to CoMo!! #MIZ pic.twitter.com/ZhQrpzwTge
Expected to sign with Missouri today:
Annor Boateng, Wing, Little Rock, AR
6’6, 210 lbs, 5-star, Ranked 26th
The crown jewel of the recruiting class is 5-star wing Annor Boateng. Plucking one of the top prospects in the state of Arkansas out from under the nose of Eric Musselman is no small feat, but Missouri went in and forged a close relationship early and sat in the driver's seat despite overtures from other schools like Indiana, Georgia Tech, LSU, and Ohio State. Boateng is a top-30 prospect who projects to impact the rotation early and often, and could be a go-to scorer before long.
- Committed 9-22-2023: Mizzou lands five-star wing Annor Boateng
- WATCH Dive Cuts Reaction Pod: Annor Boateng commits to Mizzou
- The impact: Annor Boateng could signal things to come for Mizzou Basketball Recruiting
- Scholarship Math: Dennis Gates is putting together a top 5 class
NEWS: 2024 4⭐️ Marcus Allen tells me he’s committed to Missouri.— 24/7 High School Hoops (@247HSHoops) August 7, 2023
Allen is a tough, two-way player with excellent defensive instincts and versatility. A plus rebounder at his position with solid finishing ability offensively.
He chose Mizzou over Miami, Stanford, Michigan, Ohio… pic.twitter.com/TMuEFNNTRd
Marcus Allen, Wing, Miami, FL
6’6, 190 lbs, 4-star, Ranked 54th
Marcus Allen was on the hot board before there was a hot board. Recruited by Assistant C.Y. Young while Young was still at Florida State, Allen emerged as a priority prospect for the staff over the last few years, and they closed on the 4-star wing this summer. Allen was pursued by Ohio State, Michigan, Miami, Stanford, and Arkansas and the Tigers won out in the end. He has a college-ready body and high-level athleticism with a developing outside jumper, but should have an immediate defensive impact with his length.
- Committed 8-07-2023: Mizzou lands 4-star forward Marcus Allen
- WATCH Dive Cuts Reaction Pod: the Marcus Allen commitment and more to come?
- Scholarship Math: the 2024 class is filling up
Trent Burns, Post, Houston, TX
7’3, 210 lbs, 4-star, Ranked 73rd
One of the most intriguing prospects in the 2024 class (and not just Missouri’s signing class) is 7’3 center Trent Burns. A mobile big with a good level of agility, Burns has seen his ranking rise steadily over the last few months. He’s still a bit of a project but is comfortable with the ball in his hands away from the rim, and capable of being a floor spacer once his jump shot finds more consistency.
- Committed 10-01-2023: Mizzou scores pledge from 4-star post Trent Burns
- WATCH Dive Cuts Reaction Pod: Trent Burns commits to Mizzou’s #1 recruiting class
- Scholarship Math: What’s left on the plate for the 2024 recruiting cycle?
NEWS: 2024 four-star Peyton Marshall, a 7-foot, 300-pound center, has committed to Missouri, he tells me.— Joe Tipton (@TiptonEdits) August 11, 2023
The former Auburn pledge is a Top-70 recruit in the country.
Story w/ quotes: https://t.co/UktHlAs5jD pic.twitter.com/SnfcKw8EEy
Peyton Marshall, Post, Marietta, GA
7’0, 300 lbs, 4-star, Ranked 97th
Originally committed to Auburn, Peyton Marshall backed off his verbal commitment to Bruce Pearl and the Tigers to only land with the better Tigers of Columbia, Missouri. Marshall is originally from St. Louis, so there was a lure of being closer to family but his fit as a low-block monster and rim protector was too much to pass up for Dennis Gates and Co.. Marshall is finishing his high school career at Overtime Elite in the greater Atlanta area after spending the last few years at Kell High School. At OTE he should see his skill level develop a bit deeper and could help Mizzou as a freshman around the rim.
- Committed 8-11-2023: Four star Post Peyton Marshall commits to Missouri
- WATCH Dive Cuts Reaction Pod: Peyton Marshall commits to Mizzou
- Scholarship Math: the 2024 class is filling up
T.O. Barrett, Combo Guard, Edmond, OK
6’4, 180 lbs, 4-star, Ranked 122nd
T.O. Barrett may be the lowest-rated player in the class, but I wouldn’t underestimate his importance to the class and to the roster next year. Barrett is a fierce competitor and a high-level defender who only needs to see his shooting numbers improve. Once he’s able to stabilize as a shooter he’ll see his stock take off. He already has great size at 6’4, and he’s a good ball-handler who could project as a point guard. Barrett will spend his final season at Link Academy in Branson, MO after growing up in the greater Oklahoma City area.