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Missouri basketball recruits Thomas Bryant, Jimmy Whitt set campus visits

Missouri had two prominent 2015 basketball recruits schedule official visits in recent days.

Columbia Hickman point guard Jimmy Whitt announced his five official visits Monday on Twitter, including an Oct. 25-27 weekend at Missouri.

On Tuesday, Huntington Prep in West Virginia announced that center Thomas Bryant would visit the Tigers on Oct. 11.

Bryant is a 6-foot-10, 230-pound Rivals four-star recruit. He is ranked as the No. 34 prospect in the nation by the Yahoo-affiliated recruiting service.

ESPN rates Bryant, who is from Rochester, N.Y., as the country’s No. 10 prospect, while 247 Sports puts him No. 23 overall.

Bryant — who also has offers from Florida, Indiana, Miami (Fla.), Ohio State, Seton Hall, Syracuse, Villanova and West Virginia — played for new Missouri assistant coach Rob Fulford at Huntington Prep.

Meanwhile, Whitt also set up official visits to Marquette, where former Tigers assistant Mark Phelps now serves as an assistant, Illinois, Southern Methodist and Arkansas.

Whitt (6-2, 170), who also is a Rivals four-star recruit and plays AAU basketball for KC Run GMC, is ranked No. 52 nationally by Rivals, No. 56 by 247 Sports and No. 63 by ESPN.

Whitt’s extensive offer list also includes Kansas State, Wichita State, Memphis and Tulsa, where former Missouri coach Frank Haith bolted for in the spring, among nearly two dozen offers.

To reach Tod Palmer, call 816-234-4389 or send email to tpalmer@kcstar.com. Follow him at Twitter.com/todpalmer.

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