Missouri Tigers Land Stud Transfer Jabari Brown

Eric HampfordContributor IIIDecember 19, 2011

Missouri is getting a star in Oakland native Jabari Brown
Missouri is getting a star in Oakland native Jabari Brown

Disgruntled freshman basketball star Jabari Brown abruptly left the University of Oregon last month after just two games as a Duck. We now know where he is headed next, and it is to the Missouri Tigers, according to ESPN.

Mizzou head coach Frank Haith and the Tigers will be adding a star in Brown, a 6'5" powerful guard who will be an immediate impact player whenever he is eligible, which could be as soon as next December. 

Coming out of high school, he was an All-American who was rated as one of the five best shooting guards in the country and one of the top-30 prospects overall, according to Rivals.com. He started both regular-season games he played in an Oregon uniform.

Before he decided to leave the Pac-12, he was being looked upon to be one of the leading scorers for Dana Altman's club. 

The one-time centerpiece recruit for Oregon will now become the star recruit for Frank Haith's 2012 recruiting class next year, which will also include another high-profile transfer and former Pepperdine star Keion Bell. 

The Tigers will be getting a natural scorer in Brown who is also an explosive athlete. He runs the floor extremely well, rebounds the ball and is capable of becoming a defensive star. Without a doubt, he can become an all-conference player in Columbia and is looked upon as a future professional basketball player.