It took just one day officially into the college basketball season for Missouri head coach Frank Haith to get big news. Shooting guard Namon Wright of California, a consensus four-star prospect, announced that he has committed to the Tigers.
Wright joins Georgia native Jakeenan Gant as part of the Tigers 2014 recruiting class. Wright would have been the second California native in the Tigers class but now sources are reporting that Chris Sandifer has de-committed from Missouri in light of Wright’s commitment.
Wright committed to the Tigers while on an official visit after considering Texas-El Paso. He should be an immediate contributor for the Tigers next season.
Despite being out of scholarships, the Tigers still remain in the hunt for two top players in Devin Booker, son of former Tigers All-American Melvin Booker, and Ahmed Hill who is Gant’s close friend and AAU teammate.
In Wright the Tigers have a good perimeter threat and a likely replacement for Jabari Brown whenever his career at Missouri ends.
Despite the loss of the Sandifer the Tigers will still likely have a top-15 class.