Briscoe Has ‘Great’ Mizzou Visit, St. John’s Up Next

Blakeney-BriscoeIsaiah Briscoe enjoyed a “great” visit to Missouri this weekend along with Antonio Blakeney and Thomas Bryant, and is planning on attending St. John’s Midnight Madness on Friday, his father told SNY.tv Sunday evening.

“The visit went great,” George Briscoe said. “There are a lot Nike kids that played for the EYBL on Missouri’s team, so he knows a quite a few of them. And then he was with Antonio Blakeney and Thomas Bryant, so whatever they were talking about, they had a football game with 80,000 people shouting, ‘Briscoe, Blakeney, Bryant.'”

The Tigers lost to Georgia, 34-0, in SEC football action, but the basketball visitors apparently had a great time. Briscoe and Blakeney, who have discussed playing together in college, took the above picture wearing Missouri uniforms in their media room. To read more of this story, click here

Thomas Bryant Enjoys Mizzou, Eyeing Springtime Decision

Thomas Bryant enjoyed his weekend official visit to Missouri and is eyeing a springtime decision, coach Oz Cross told SNY.tv Sunday.

“They’re going to go to Indiana next weekend and then him and his mom just gotta talk it out,” said Cross, who now works with New Heights but remains close with Bryant from his time with the PSA Cardinals. “They’re not in a rush to make a decision. They’re taking everything in right now.”

Bryant, a 6-foot-10, 235-pound big man from Huntington (W.V.) Prep, has now visited Syracuse and Missouri, with Indiana still left on the schedule Oct. 17-19. He is focusing on those three schools.

He visited Missouri along with guards Isaiah Briscoe and Antonio Blakeney on a weekend when the Tigers’ football team was bludgeoned by SEC rival Georgia, 34-0, and dropped out of the Top 25. To read more of this story, click here

Thomas Bryant Says Mizzou Working Hardest, Plans to Sign Late

Despite a weekend visit to Syracuse, Thomas Bryant says Missouri is recruiting him the hardest and he plans to make his college decision during the spring.

“I would say mostly Missouri is recruiting me the hardest,” the 6-foot-10, 235-pound Bryant said Monday by phone from Huntington (W.V.) Prep. “Syracuse is recruiting me but Missouri has been recruiting me real hard the latest.”

Missouri hired former Huntington coach Rob Fulford over the summer, and that hire paid immediate dividends when the Tigers landed Canadian star Montaque “Teki” Gill-Caesar, who reclassed to 2014 and signed on with the Tigers.

“They’re recruiting me a lot,” Bryant said of Mizzou. “I like the facilities, the facilities are beautiful and the people around there. And of course having coach Rob there is also a plus.” To read more of this story, click here

Teki Gill-Caesar to Missouri

Montaque “Teki” Gill-Caesar has often been compared to Andrew Wiggins.

Now the 6-foot-6, 215-pound Canadian wing from Huntington (W.V.) Prep has one more thing in common with Wiggins.

He has reclassed ahead one year to the Class of 2014 and is headed to college.

“I’m so excited to be joining the University of Missouri family and cannot wait to get on campus and get to work,” Gill-Caesar told MUTigers.com. “Everything about my visit to Mizzou was perfect, but I wanted to be thorough make the decision that was best for me and my family. I already had great relationships with Coach Rob [Fulford] and Coach [Tim] Fuller, but having a chance to meet Coach [Kim] Anderson and get to know him on a personal level just put everything over the top. I want to thank my family and everyone at Huntington Prep for their support and I’m ready to be a Missouri Tiger.”

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Shane Rector Transferring from Missouri, Namon Wright Recommits

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By JACK LeGWIN

Special to ZAGSBLOG

Shane Rector has decided to transfer from Missouri after a disappointing freshman season.

“I understand Shane’s desire for extended playing time and will do whatever I can to assist him in this process,” Head Coach Kim Anderson told MUTigers.com. “I certainly want to thank Shane for his time at Missouri and want to wish him and his family all the best.” To read more of this story, click here

Torian Graham Visits Missouri

Torian Graham’s official visit to Missouri on Thursday went well, sources told SNY.tv.

The 6-foot-4 shooting guard out of Chipola (FL) College also took an official visit to UNLV in mid-December and has been courted by Kentucky.

Graham previously committed and de-committed from N.C. State on several occasions before going the JUCO route.

He’s currently averaging 17 points per game at Chipola.

Missouri earlier this week landed Notre Dame transfer Cam Bieschied.

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Namon Wright to Mizzou

Namon Wright, a 6-foot-5 shooting guard from Los Angeles Pacific Hills School, committed to Missouri on Saturday.

“Mizzou!!!!!!!” he Tweeted.

“It’s a family environment,” he told SNY.tv by text. “I feel I can become a better person and player coming here. The academic support for student-athletes is amazing. Everything seems to be perfect.”

An athlete with good ball skills who can shoot it, Wright also visited UTEP but cancelled his other visits.

“I will bring fun energy and hard work to the team,” he said. To read more of this story, click here