"I just felt it was the best fit," Rector told Scout.com. "The team is good. They have a good coaching staff and coach [Frank] Haith will make me better."
"It was the visit," Rector said when asked what set Missouri over the top. "It was nice.
"I feel like they wanted me to go there and I feel like I can continue to get better there," Rector added.
As a senior at South Kent (Conn.) School, Rector went for 19 points and six assists a game. Rector said Missouri will likely pair him with incoming guard Wes Clark on the court.
"[Coach Haith] likes to play two guards," Rector said. "They'll play me and Wes [Clark] together."