If Jevon Porter has any high-major offers, those haven't been publicized. Maybe schools backed off once he committed to Romar's program, like his older brothers both did initially before Romar was fired in Seattle. 247Sports ranks him the No. 218 player in the 2022 class. For comparison's sake, that's better than where the site ranked Kobe Brown and Xavier Pinson, but you find a handful of mid-major recruits in the mid 220s.
Yes, there are always positions 1 through 5 on the floor, but rarely do college teams list their big man as a true center or use the traditional labels: power forward, small forward, center, etc. You've got point guards, wings and forwards.
Maybe, but I've done this long enough to know better than to write off the future when so many unknowns are going to shape the future. The transfer market will impact how this roster looks next year. Kobe Brown is a promising piece to build around - and he was rated in the 250s in his recruiting class.
He's a mid-major player. There's no doubt there. But he can be an asset. More often than not this year he's been a stabilizer. He gets MU into their sets, he pushes the ball up the floor with much more urgency than Pinson. And he's been a better defender and a better passer. They're not counting on Buggs to play major minutes. He's served his role pretty well this year. Sometimes late in the shot clock and no one's open he has to fire up a shot. That's just basketball. He played 12 minutes last night and still had a better plus-minus than Pinson.
He's pretty well put together for sure. sometimes I've wondered if all the lifting has thrown off his shooting mechanics, but he's figured it out lately.
I think it would be attractive. Playing time is available for just about any position. You're in a good conference on a program with good facilities and a proven head coach.
I'm not sure they're any more high-profile than in years past. Social media tends to inflate the caliber of recruits sometimes, including walk-ons. Odom and Pinkel especially always recruited walk-ons to help add depth to the program.
In 2019 it was widely believed that the NBA was going to open its doors to players straight of high schools, but those talks didn't gain enough traction in the last year or so. I believe the next NBA collective bargaining agreement comes in 2025, so it probably won't be until then at the earliest that the one-and-done rule is abolished.
I wouldn't say he would have lost the game. He had a rough few sequences there, but he's done far more good than bad this season.
Maybe so, but they haven't yet.
Yes, if the shot is ruled a shot in the scorebook, it goes down as an offensive rebound if the same team gets the ball. Parker Braun's air-balled 3-pointer then went to Mitchell Smith, who was credited with an offensive rebound.
Some combination of KeKe Chism, Jalen Knox, Tauskie Dove, Dominic Lovett and Barrett Banister and maybe Mookie Cooper in the slot if he's ruled eligible. Chism seems like a safe bet to start on the outside. A lot will depend on which positions a few guys play. Is Knox back to being more of an outside receiver? Can Lovett play outside or only in the slot?
He thought a teammate was going to cut and clearly he didn't.
I'd hate to speculate without talking to Pinson about it, but I'd be mildly surprised if he's back. He's explored turning pro in the past, or at least getting NBA feedback. He's got a big decision to make - and he and the coaches will have to address his disappearing act in several games when they talk about his future plans.
It appears both Arkansas and Illinois are going to recruit him until he signs somewhere. That's how it should work. Just like Mizzou will recruit committed players until they officially sign somewhere. It's unwise to pick a school solely based on position coaches. They move around all the time. Unless Thompson officially changes his commitment status, I'm going to assume he's solid on Mizzou - while listening to other offers, which is perfectly fine.
I'm not sure it's always true or if it is it's unique to Mizzou. My guess is all teams average more fouls in the second half because teams that are trailing late are forced to foul more often. Last night there was a drastic discrepancy: Just three fouls for Mizzou in the first half then 13 in the second half. But I don't know necessarily if it's because a change in style or anything conscious on MU's part. Officiating is just wildly inconsistent from game to game and sometimes from half to half.
OK, folks. That's it for today. We'll do this again next week. We might have to change the time due to Mizzou's tipoff time in the SEC Tournament. I'll be in Nashville for the games.