Rector to visit Mizzou
Shane Rector, a 6-foot, 170-pound three-star point guard from South Kent, Conn., is expected to visit Missouri this weekend, according to Rivals.
Rector, who decommitted from Rutgers after coach Mike Rice was fired, also has offers from Butler, Minnesota, Texas A&M and Virginia Tech. Missouri already has one freshman point guard in the fold in four-star Romulus, Mich., native Wes Clark, who has signed his letter of intent, but Rector is a scorer who could earn minutes in a backcourt that could be thin with junior Phil Pressey’s recent decision to declare for the NBA Draft.
“We anticipated losing Phil but we didn’t sign another point guard just out of respect, to see what Phil decided to do,” Haith said.
Haith said the Tigers, who have three open scholarships available for the fall, will continue to scour the country for freshmen and Division I transfers who would be a good fit in Columbia. Missouri has made a living off transfers during Haith’s tenure, with Jabari Brown, Earnest Ross, Keion Bell, Jordan Clarkson and Alex Oriakhi all coming from other schools.
“It’s the culture we’re in right now,” Haith said. “Look across the country and how many kids are transferring and going places everyday. You’ve got to know it’s going to be like that and work accordingly.”
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