Missouri grabs 2012 big man

The first post evaluation period commitment belongs to the Missouri Tigers. They dipped into North Carolina on Saturday.

Frank Haith and Missouri struck on Saturday.

Just a day after the first evaluation period ended, Missouri picked up 2012 big man Aaron Scales.

"I just committed to Missouri today," Scales confirmed to Scout.com.

"I wanted to go to Missouri because I looked at coach Haith and I saw how he worked the system at Miami before he came to Missouri," Scales said. "I saw how he gets his big men involved and runs his program."

Scales, a 6-foot-9, 265-pound big man, said he also considered Washington, Washington State, Cleveland State and ECU.

According to the High Point (N.C.) Christian standout, Tim Fuller, an assistant at Missouri, played a major role in his recruitment.

"I think he's a good guy and a great person," Scales said. "We talk here and there and he's just a really good guy. He's told me about the program and I have a best friend going there in Tyrek Coger. It just sounded like the place I wanted to be."

Scales said he will take his first visit to Missouri's campus in August. The talented big man said he just felt like he couldn't pass up on the opportunity that the Tigers presented.

"To me it was the coaching staff and me seeing them play," he said. "It seemed like I would fit in their system. I just thought about it and talked to my parents and they said if it's something I can do, then I can."

Scales, who runs with the CP3 All-Stars on the summer circuit, is the second Missouri commitment in the 2012 recruiting class. Quantel Denson, a Junior College big man, is also headed to Missouri.

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