Missouri Hoops Announces Frankie Hughes' Signing

Frankie Hughes becomes the fourth member of the Missouri basketball team's 2016 recruiting class.

The University of Missouri basketball program formally announced the addition of Ohio shooting guard Frankie Hughes to the 2016 recruiting class on Wednesday. 

The 6-foot-4, 185-pound Hughes, a high school teammate of Missouri signee Willie Jackson, signed financial aid documents with the school on Wednesday after making a verbal commitment to the Tigers over the weekend. 

“Bringing someone with Frankie’s ability and attitude into our program is very exciting,” Missouri coach Kim Anderson said in a press release. “He comes from an outstanding program at Garfield Heights where he competed and won on the biggest stage in the state of Ohio. We feel Frankie’s skill set can make an impact with our program. Most of all, he comes from a great family and is a young man who I think Mizzou fans will enjoy getting to know.

“Frankie will join his high school teammate and longtime friend, Willie Jackson, here at Mizzou. We’re really looking forward to having both of those young men on campus this summer.”


Hughes averaged 19 points and five rebounds per game for Garfield Heights, which went 23-5 and made its second consecutive appearance in the Ohio Division I semifinals. He averaged 15 points per game as a junior when the Bulldogs went 24-4.

“Everybody is on the same page for Mizzou, it’s exciting to know the program really is a family," Hughes said in a press release. “I feel like the coaching staff and players all really know each other and have great relationships. That stood out to me. I know I’ll bring a lot of energy, both of as a student, athlete and Columbia resident. I can't wait to get on campus and have a lot of interaction with everyone. I'm a people person.

“I think Mizzou fans will see that I won't give up on any play. If it's a loose ball, I'm diving. At this level, you have to understand that every play counts.”

Hughes is the fourth member of the Tigers’ 2016 recruiting class. He follows fall signees Jackson, Mitchell Smith and Reed Nikko.

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