Missouri Basketball: Tigers could land another commit

ST. LOUIS, MO - DECEMBER 20: Malcolm Hill
ST. LOUIS, MO - DECEMBER 20: Malcolm Hill /

The FBI’s recent investigation and charges against some big basketball programs could benefit the Missouri Tigers in the way of new commits.

It’s disheartening to learn about respected programs accused of cheating, amid allegations of collusion, but it’s an unfortunate reality that any program could potentially experience.

Fortunately, Missouri’s basketball program hasn’t been hit with any such allegations. Ironically, we may have former basketball coach Kim Anderson to thank for that. Under his guidance, the basketball program sank, however, indications show it will regain its footing under Cuonzo Martin.

Since Monday, a number of programs, including Louisville, Auburn, Alabama, Miami, and others, have fond themselves amid investigations, if not within the FBI’s crosshairs. As a result, some big name recruits have been granted requests to decommit.

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Among some of the names swirling out there, Auburn lost its top recruit in EJ Montgomery, a 5-star power forward from Marietta, GA, was the Tigers’ top recruit for the class of 2018. While Missouri hadn’t extended Montgomery an offer, there’s always a chance Mizzou might draw some interest.

Following coach Rick Pitino’s dismissal from Louisville, 4-star point guard, Courtney Ramey, withdrew from his commitment to the Cardinals. It was recently predicted that he would likely transfer his commit to Missouri, which recruited him before.

Missouri, with a nationally ranked No. 4 recruiting class in 2017, would love to add Ramey to the roster, as he would add depth which the Tigers would effectively reload from, while the team was supposed to be in rebuild mode.

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Today marked the Tigers’ first official team practice under Martin. If this season goes as hoped, then imagine how solid Missouri would look, if it was able to land Ramey or Montgomery.