Mizzou basketball regular season games start tonight! I cannot tell you how much I love Mizzou basketball. Ever since I was little I have loved watching my Missouri Tigers play on the hardwood, and it is a love that has only seemed to grow over the years.
This is our first season with Frank Haith leading the program. He has done a great job recruiting for next season, but I am mostly excited for our seniors this season. They have been through a lot and I hope they have an incredibly successful year.
The huge bummer out of the gates is Laurence Bowers tearing his ACL and he is out for the season. He is red-shirting this season, but it has to be a terrible feeling to not get to play your final season with all your teammates you came to school with your Freshman year. Losing Laurence is a huge blow to this team. He added a lot of sized and his explosiveness and ability to block shots made him our most versatile player on defense.
Here is a breakdown of our team by year.
Seniors: Ricardo Ratliffe, Marcus Denmon, Kim English, Steve Moore, and Matt Pressey
Juniors: Michael Dixon
Sophomores: Phil Pressey
Freshman: Kadeem Green (redshirt)
Walks on: Jarett Sutton, Andy Rosburg
We currently have three transfer players sitting out this season as well per NCAA rules, plus Laurence Bowers as mentioned before.
Anyway, I could go on for awhile about Mizzou basketball. I may be 500 miles away, but I will be watching every game in some way. work or no work. I find a way to see my Tigers play.
Are you a college basketball fan? If so, who is your favorite team?