Criswell told me that he will have his Associate's Degree completed in time to enroll at Missouri in June.
"Everything's going good," said Criswell. "I'm just finishing up a few things here the last couple of weeks of school, so I can report to Missouri in June…………………………………………Classes start June 4th."
Criswell talked about his expectations on the basketball floor. He said that replacing Ricardo Ratliffe and his 70% field-goal percentage, are "big shoes to fill".
"I'll try. I mean, I'll do my best," said Criswell. "I'll do a lot of the same things as (Ratliffe), as far as rebounding and playing hard. But, I'm really looking to come in and do whatever Coach Haith wants me to do. We have pretty much all of the pieces that we need. So, whatever they need me to come in and do, I'll do. Talking to Coach Fuller, they like my versatility, and they kind of compared my game to Terrence Jones' game. So, I think they'll use me a little bit of inside and out."
Criswell agreed that this year's Tigers should be able to be a pretty good defensive team