Missouri Visit Set For JUCO Guard

ShowMeMizzou.com has the details about upcoming JUCO basketball visitor for the Missouri Tigers, Sam Cassell Jr., along with a breakdown of his game and recruitment from his Chipola (FL) C.C. head coach.

As reported last week, Chipola Community College Head Coach Patrick Blake confirmed to ShowMeMizzou.com that 2014 combo guard Sam Cassell Jr. 6’3” 185 Marianna (FL) Chipola Community College, originally from Baltimore, has scheduled an official visit to Missouri for the weekend of September 6th.

“He’ll be there (at Missouri) from September sixth through the eighth,” said Coach Blake, speaking of Cassell, who sat out last season after transferring from Maryland, and who will have three years of eligibility remaining following the 2013-2014 season. “I know he’s really interested in Missouri. They’ve done a great job of recruiting him.”

Coach Blake said that Cassell is also interested in Marquette and Florida State. He said that Cassell has a visit scheduled to Marquette, and will probably schedule a visit to Florida State, as well.

Coach Blake talked about Cassell as a player.

“He’s a six-two, six-three combo guard,” said Coach Blake, describing Cassell. “He has a great ability to score the basketball, and he’s really starting to mature and develop into a point guard, as well.”

“He’s more of a shooter,” continued Coach Blake, talking about Cassell, the scorer. “But in the paint, he’s really crafty, and finishes with both hands. He’s got a great floater, and he’s got a great step-back from fifteen……………………………………… He’s got more of a crafty, smart, kind of old man, veteran’s game. He uses angles really well, gets you on his hip, very similar to how his dad played.”

He said that he thinks that Missouri is very interested in Cassell, who is the son of the former NBA player of the same name.

“I would imagine (Missouri wants to sign him this fall), with him coming there on one of the first weekends that they can bring in recruits,” explained Coach Blake.


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