The early signing period is about nine months away, but Missouri 2013 commit PG Travis Jorgenson 6'0 163 Coulmbia (MO) Rock Bridge has spent so much time at Mizzou Arena, it may sometimes appear that he is already a part of the team.
Jorgenson said that he doesn't hear much from other schools. He just tells them that he's committed to Missouri, whom he chose over Oklahoma State, Virginia, Boston College, and Creighton, among others.
After missing several weeks of his junior season due to a hand injury, Jorgenson is now back on the court for his Rock Bridge Bruins, although he's still wearing a splint on his left thumb. He said that playing with the splint doesn't really bother him. On Wednesday night, he returned to the line-up to lend his one good hand to a 68-46 Bruin victory at Jefferson City. Jorgenson and his Bruin teammates will take to their home court Friday night against Raytown South.
On Saturday, Jorgenson will once again drive down the street to Mizzou Arena, and will be on hand for yet another unofficial visit when the Tigers host Kansas. Missouri is also hosting 2012 SF prospect Devonta Pollard 6'7" 195 De Kalb (MS) Kemper County on an official visit this weekend, and Jorgenson will be on hand to meet Pollard, whom he hopes will be a future teammate.
"I'll probably talk to him at the game," said Jorgenson, referring to Pollard.
Jorgenson said that the way that Missouri is playing, and their 20-2 record, have to make them attractive to recruits.
"It's been fun watching the Tigers play this year," said Jorgenson. "It's team ball."
Jorgenson is also familiar with 2013 SF Semi Ojeleye 6'6" 215 Ottawa (KS), who visited Missouri last week.
"He's a really good player," said Jorgenson, talking about Ojeleye.
Jorgenson and his Bruin teammates are hopeful of being able to reach the state semifinals this year, which will be played right down the street at Mizzou Arena.