Missouri's history of missing out on top local recruits, now resurfacing in the transfer portal, highlights the challenges faced by the basketball program in securing key players.

By the Numbers
  • Caleb Love chose Michigan over Missouri and now plays for Arizona.
  • Tarris Reed, a top recruit from St. Louis, ended up at Kansas State and UConn after initial interest from Missouri.
Yes, But

The recruiting process remains murky, with factors like playing style alignment and financial considerations affecting player decisions.

State of Play
  • Several familiar names from the transfer portal are still circulating around Missouri's basketball program.
  • Porter, Mitchell, and Reed are key players being watched for potential recruitment.
What's Next

Despite mixed signals, there's a possibility of Missouri securing recruits like Jevon Porter and Mark Mitchell, offering potential for program enhancement.

Bottom Line

Mizzou faces the challenge of reeling in top talent from the transfer portal to strengthen its basketball program, with the potential for improvement resting on securing key recruits.