Originally Posted by PackerinMo
Great, another transfer that will probably frustrate the **** out of us, can't wait. Sorry I will not take Mizzou basketball seriously until haith is gone. I might check the scores but not wasting my time on this chump of a coach. I had to do it for 2 years during Snyder's tenure at the end and sadly I will have to do it again.
All accounts of Bello are that he is an extremely humble, hard-working kid. This comes down to PT and fit. Not all transfers are created equal. No hint that this kid will have the attitude problems Bell did, or the issue with giving consistent effort.
Bello went to Baylor because he was tight with Quincy Miller, who is now somewhere in the NBA. Without Quincy and without PT, he looked around.
He almost committed to Louisville and Tim Fuller when Fuller was still there, so Mizzou makes sense as a destination.
Upside is probably a longer/more athletic version of JT Tiller. This basically replaces Negus Webster Chan's scholarship in the current freshman/upcoming sophomore class, which helps maintain balance and gives them some safety net should Clarkson or Brown depart after the upcoming season.
On a (2014-15) team that will likely start Wes Clark, Jordan Clarkson, Jabari Brown, JWIII and Keanu Post, being able to bring an athletic defensive stopper (who doesn't shoot jump shots and gets point opportunities off of driving the ball, running the floor, and other 'garbage' related chances) off the bench will be a nice tool to have.
Brown and Clarkson will also have to go against an elite athlete/defensive stopper in practice every day for the next year. Also a good thing.
Final note: Without the transfers last year, Missouri likely is worse than South Carolina and Miss. State (who were epic levels of horrible) thanks to the scholarship issue and thin roster left behind by Mike Anderson. That Haith was able to piece together enough talent for his team to be considered a disappointment deserves some credit in and of itself.