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Justin Smith likely to become "entry level" Mizzou weight room assistant

Also: Ricardo Ratliffe is the Korean Basketball League's king, a future Mizzou wrestler shows well at the USAW Junior Men's Nationals, and Laurence Bowers ties the knot.

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1. You may be overqualified for an "entry level" weight room job, Justin Smith

Justin Smith, just hanging out in the weight room. How could that possibly be a bad thing...

2. Dave Matter on Steve Shields

Mizzou expected to hire ex-UALR basketball coach

As a special assistant/advisor to the head coach, Shields would be allowed to assist Anderson in practice, but NCAA Bylaw 11.7.6 limits men's basketball teams to only four coaches, including the head coach, who can evaluate and make contact with recruits off campus.

Shields is expected to share some administrative responsibilities within the program with Paul Rorvig, who currently has the title of director of basketball student-athlete development but is in line to take over the director of operations position formerly held by Bryan Tibaldi, who left this summer to join the staff at DePaul.

3. The Korean Basketball League is odd, but Ricardo Ratliffe is its king

New York Times: In Las Vegas, Korean Basketball League’s Draft Promises Money and Culture Shock

Leo Lyons is a fan.

"They know how to treat American players over there," said Leo Lyons, a K.B.L. veteran who hoped to return. "You can go through hell in Europe sometimes. And then you go to Korea, and they’re on time with the money. They treat you well. You can just focus on basketball. It’s all good." [...]

One after another, teams selected post players in the first round, including Andre Smith, who went third to the Incheon ET-Land Elephants (so much for being reprimanded), and Lyons, who went 10th to Ulsan Mobis Phoebus. Smith approached his agent, Ben Pensack.

4. #FutureTigerStyle

Laurence Bowers tied the knot!


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About 3,600 points

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My beautiful date for @fevenmelake & @lbo21 special occasion! We love yall both! #BowerfulBeginnings

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1 week @fevenmelake !! #BowerfulBeginnings

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