Missouri landed its first commitment for the 2017 men’s basketball recruiting class Monday when C.J. Roberts tweeted his commitment.
Roberts — a Rivals four-star point guard from Richland (Texas) High, located 70 miles south of Dallas — visited Columbia last weekend and apparently was impressed.
“Now Without Further ado I would like to announce I am officially a Missouri Tiger,” Roberts wrote on Twitter.
He added that he’s “very excited to start this new chapter” in his life.
Rivals pegs Roberts, who is 6 feet and 175 pounds, as the No. 96 overall prospect in the 2017 class, while ESPN rates him as a three-prospect and the No. 12 player in Texas.
Scout and 247 Sports also list Roberts as a three-star prospect.
Mizzou, which has one open scholarship this season and one senior on the 2016-17 roster, has one more scholarship available for the 2017 recruiting class.
The Tigers, who vacated a scholarship last season and also are forfeiting one this season to satisfy sanctions stemming from an NCAA investigation, have two point guards currently on scholarship, sophomores Terrence Phillips and Jordan Geist.