Horton Reaches Decision

<b>Jason Horton</b> has finally made his move. On Tuesday, word came out that he reached a college decision. The suspense is over.

Jason Horton is going to play for the Missouri Tigers. His high school coach, David Milson, confirmed a report we had heard on Monday.

"He really likes Quin Snyder and that's the thing," Milson said. "I sat him down and said ‘Jason, convince me.'" He said, ‘I've got that feeling, coach'. I really like Quin Snyder.'"

Last season Horton, a Top 50 prospect, averaged 18.6 points and was among the leaders in assists in the metroplex area. He also considered Arizona State, Arkansas and Kansas.

Over the last four years, the Horton Brothers combined to help Cedar Hill to a 124-14 record.

Jason Horton, according to Milson, has really come a long way. "Jason came in and he was a talented and highly touted freshman with a brother who was already a big time high school player. Because we had such a talented group, he didn't start his freshman or sophomore year. It was tough on him.

"He learned a little about sitting back and waiting for his time. He's was impatient when he was younger but he's really letting the game come to him, getting more players involved and making the game better. He's really matured."

"We're excited about this year. He's worked on his shooting. His court awareness and his ability to go left or right and push the ball in transition; he's the best I've ever seen. He's up there with T.J. Ford in pushing the ball from one end to another. Ford's good at it and Dee Brown's good at it, but he's got size on those guys. He's smart, good in his classes and he's a good kid all around.

Horton had long been thought to be a Missouri lean. He joins Marshall Brown, Glen Dandridge and Kalen Grimes in a strong 2004 effort by the Tigers. Each player is likely to begin the high school season ranked in our Top 100.

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