Missouri Tigers Land Stud Transfer Jabari Brown

Eric HampfordContributor IIIDecember 19, 2011

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.

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