COLUMBIA — Missouris mens basketball team isnt getting any love as preseason polls begin to trickle out, but thats OK.
By TOD PALMER
The Kansas City Star
Nobody seemed to have faith in the football team before the season either, and we all know how thats worked out.
The Tigers basketball team remains 10 days away from its exhibition opener a contest against Oklahoma City that will be played at the Hearnes Center and honor the 1993-94 squad and the regular-season opener remains two weeks further out beyond that.
It will be the first chance fans to see a revamped Missouri squad led by Tulsa transfer Jordan Clarkson as well as promising freshmen Wes Clark, a point guard from Detroit, and Jonathan Williams III, a forward from Memphis.
Guard Earnest Ross and forward Tony Criswell are the only seniors for a Tigers team that hopes to forge its identity on defense as the season progresses.
Guard Jabari Brown, a junior, also returns along with forward Stefan Jankovic and sophomore Ryan Rosburg.
Fans also will get the first look at freshman forward Torren Jones an athletic talent Missouri coach Frank Haith likened to New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham, who played for Haith at Miami as well as sharpshooter Shane Rector, a freshman from the Bronx, N.Y., and junior college transfer Keanau Post, a 6-foot-11 junior forward.
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