Die hard Mizzou basketball fans probably already know all about Jordan Clarkson, but more casual fans may have never even heard the name before. If you’re one of those fans, you’re in luck.
The 6’5, 193 pound transfer from Tulsa, proved himself able to be an excellent scorer in his first two years at Tulsa. In his Sophomore year, Clarkson averaged 16.5 points per game. After that year, though, he decided to transfer and come to Missouri, as several players have done since the Frank Haith era began.
Clarkson has been tabbed by many as an extremely talented scorer, but Frank Haith has recently said that Clarkson is the best defender on the roster. He said that the lineup has a new element defensively with two big guards.
Jordan Clarkson will split time between the point guard position and the shooting guard position, as needed. Clarkson is not the distributor of the basketball like Phil Pressey was, but he is a much better scorer. Clarkson will, in all likelihood, play more point guard in the beginning of the season, until freshmen Wes Clark and Shane Rector get more experience.
All in all, Jordan Clarkson is a great all around player who can score, play defense, and handle the ball well enough to run the point. He will be a great addition to the team this season, especially if he can score as well, or better, than he did at Tulsa his first two years.
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