Following his weekend official visit to Missouri, 2014 junior college guard prospect Sam Cassell Jr. 6’4” 195 Marianna (FL) Chipola Community College spoke with ShowMeMizzou.com, and he talked about his Missouri visit, and he updated us on his recruitment.
“I liked the (Missouri) visit,” said Cassell, who confirmed that Missouri has offered him a scholarship. “The (Missouri) visit went well. I like everything, the school atmosphere, the players on the team, and the coaches. The whole visit, like the fans and everybody, they showed me a lot of love that weekend.”
“I like Mizzou,” said Cassell. “Missouri is good. They spoke highly about me. They said a lot of things that I like……………………………………. They’ve got a lot of good players. They should be good this year.”
Cassell said that Missouri wants to sign him in November, and that their timetable for him fits his plans, as well. He said that Missouri assistant coaches Tim Fuller and Dave Leitao, in addition to Head Coach Frank Haith, are recruiting him hard.
“They said that they want me,” said Cassell, referring to the Missouri coaches.
Cassell is a shot maker, with a well-rounded offensive game. He handles well, and was effective around the basket, at mid-range, and behind the arc. He reminded me a little bit of former Missouri great, Marcus Denmon.
I asked him about his defense?
“I can guard anybody,” said Cassell, who said that he takes pride in being a good defensive player. “I’ll guard the center, if you want me to.”
Cassell said that his mother liked the academics at Missouri.
“I liked everything (about Missouri),” said Cassell, who also said that he could see himself fitting in at Missouri. “(My parents) liked Missouri. My mom, she’s all about the academics. She liked the way the academics are set up there. (Missouri) was second in the SEC in academics last year. That’s good!”
Yet, Cassell said that he’s not quite ready to make a decision.
“My decision is probably coming soon,” explained Cassell. “I’m going to take my visits, and check out my pros and cons (of each school)……………………………………….. I’ve got to weigh all my options.”