“Jordan Geist has a winner’s mentality on and off the court,” Missouri coach Kim Anderson said in a press release. “His ability to be another trustworthy ball handler and relentless defender for Mizzou basketball was important to us. Jordan is a savvy player who immediately brings solid experience and leadership to our squad. We’re excited to have Jordan and his family become a part of our program, and we cannot wait to have him in Columbia this summer.”
Geist is a 6-foot-3 freshman at Ranger (Texas) College. Originally from Fort Wayne, Ind., he will have three years of eligibility remaining with the Tigers.
The point guard averaged 15.1 points, 3.5 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.5 steals per game during his one season at Ranger College. He made 35.3 percent of his 3-point attempts (47-133) and 75.2 percent of his free throws (161-214).
“The atmosphere and culture surrounding Mizzou’s program is very exciting to me,” Geist said in a press release. “The campus is beautiful and the basketball arena is second-to-none. Coach Anderson and his staff treated me so well on my visit. That made me excited to be a part of the program. Playing in a great conference was also important to me. The SEC has great competition and has tough programs to play against. And I’ll be getting great coaching from the Mizzou coaches. I know they’ll prepare us the right way.”
When he made his commitment on Friday Geist became the second backcourt commitment for Anderson’s squad in a week. Geist followed Ohio shooting guard Frankie Hughes and gives the Tigers five players in the 2016 recruiting class, joining small forward Willie Jackson and post players Mitchell Smith and Reed Nikko.