Missouri’s men’s basketball team added more in-state talent to its 2015 recruiting class Friday when Pacific (Mo.) shooting guard Cullen VanLeer tweeted that he had committed to the Tigers.
VanLeer is a 6-foot-4 sharpshooter and a Rivals three-star prospect. He also had offers from several smaller NCAA Division I schools, including Evansville, Missouri State and Southeast Missouri State.
VanLeer, who reached 1,000 career points in his 58th high school game last December, averaged 21.9 points with 8.4 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 1.8 steals per game as a junior for Pacific.
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He told Rivals that first-year Tigers coach Kim Anderson called with the scholarship offer Friday morning and he immediately accepted.
VanLeer joins Blue Springs South’s Kevin Puryear — a 6-foot-7, three-star prospect, who committed last month — among Missouri’s 2015 verbal commitments.
It’s also possible, though perhaps not highly likely, that Lee’s Summit sharpshooter Drew Lock, who committed to play quarterback at Missouri, could see some time on the hardwood as well.