English Commits To Big 12 Program

Kim English had his list narrowed to five schools and on Saturday he went ahead and made a verbal commitment. The rising senior will take his game to the Big 12.

Kim English is a self-proclaimed gym rat, so when he found out that Missouri's practice facility is open 24-hours a day, it helped seal up a verbal commitment to the Missouri Tigers.

"My first night down there me and Keon Lawrence played until like three in the morning at the facility," the Fitchburgh (Mass.) Notre Dame Prep standout said. "I'm big on time in the gym on my own."

Prior to his visit to Missouri, a scholarship offer wasn't on the table. On Saturday, English received the offer and made his decision shortly after.

"I was on a visit and after an open gym I had a meeting with coach Anderson and that's when he made the offer official and I accepted it on the spot," English said. "I had already had it on my mind that I was going to before I went down there."

"I ended up liking it more than I thought I would like it. I just felt like that's where I wanted to be and the players were cool and the 24-hour facility was big."

While the coaching staff, players and practice facility all played major roles in his decision, playing time factored in as well.

"I think I can get major minutes as a freshman because of the style of play and coach Anderson said he doesn't discriminate as far as grade. He said if a guy earns it he can play right away, and I definitely think I can outwork any guy in the nation."

The 6-5, 180-pound wing picked Missouri over scholarship offers from Cincinnati, Tennessee, Rhode Island and Seton Hall.

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