Recently, ShowMeMizzou.com spoke with Missouri's lone 2013 commit in PG Travis Jorgenson 6'0" 167, who is finishing up his junior year at Columbia (MO) Rock Bridge, and will transfer to New Hampton (NH) Prep for his senior year, before matriculating to Missouri a little more than a year from now. Jorgenson, who is planning to sign with Missouri in November, is playing basketball this summer for Kansas City Run GMC and it sounds like he's going to have a busy summer on the hardwood.
Living in Columbia has provided Jorgenson with the opportunity to get into some pick-up games with some of the current Missouri players, and that has allowed Jorgenson the opportunity to measure his own game against quality college-level players. He talked about some of what he's learned, and what he needs to work on to get himself ready for college ball.
"I'm trying to just get stronger, and quicker, and everything right now in the weight room," said Jorgenson. "And, (I'm) just trying to get better overall."
"And, I'm definitely trying to become a better defender," said Jorgenson.
Jorgenson said that on the offensive end, that running the pick and roll is the "best part" of his offensive game. Jorgenson is also a pretty effective outside shooter, although he indicated that his focus is on getting his teammates involved.
Jorgenson shared some thoughts regarding his expectations for the 2012-2013 Missouri Tigers.
"(The Tigers) have a chance to be real good," said Jorgenson. "I think it's just whether they'll have chemistry."
Jorgenson is fully recovered from the hand injury that caused him to miss a good part of his junior season, and he's looking forward to playing at Missouri.
"I'm definitely ready to play college ball," said Jorgenson. "I'm just trying to get as prepared as possible, so that when I come in as a freshman, I'll be ready to play………………………………………………. I'm just continuing to work in the weight room as hard as possible, to try and get more athletic and stronger."