Last week when Missouri basketball coach Kim Anderson met with the media to provide a summer update, he admitted the talent for pool for players may be a little shallow this late in the summer. Anderson had two scholarships left for 2016-17 and ideally finding a point guard and another big guy would round out the roster.
On Tuesday, Anderson filled one of those spots as Jakoby Kemp, a 6’9 forward from Utah, announced on Twitter he had accepted an offer.
“Humbled to further my education and love for the game of basketball at the University of Missouri.”
Kemp had offers from Southern Miss, LSU, TCU and Memphis. He averaged 13.7 points and 5.4 rebounds as a senior.
His AAU coach Hector Marquez told the Columbia Daily Tribune that Kemp is a good pickup for Mizzou.
“I think that Missouri got a kid who’s got just like an unlimited ceiling. He’s very skilled right now as a barely 18-year-old, so development-wise, the sky’s the limit. He’s 200 pounds. For him to put 25 pounds on before the season starts, it’s almost 100 percent doable just because of his body frame.”