Mizzou Hoops Announces Signing of Utah F Jakoby Kemp

Missouri basketball coach Kim Anderson discusses the newest addition to the Tigers.

The University of Missouri basketball program announced the signing of Utah forward Jakoby Kemp on Monday. 

Kemp, who is listed at 6-foot-9 and 215 pounds, averaged 12.6 points and 6.6 rebounds per game during his senior season at Layton High School. He averaged 6.9 points per game as a junior.


“We’re thrilled to have Jakoby join the Mizzou basketball family,” Missouri coach Kim Anderson said in a press release. “His height and athleticism stood out to us on the recruiting trail, but his work ethic and resiliency may be his strongest attributes. He is obviously someone we came across later in the process, but you would not be able to tell by his positive attitude and willingness to embrace our program. He will fit in well with our guys, and we look forward to helping him grow as a student of the game and of this great university.”

Kemp picked the Tigers over interest from LSU, Georgia Tech, Memphis, TCU and Southern Miss.

“Coach Anderson is a great coach with a bunch of great young players,” Kemp said. “It’s exciting to get to a school where there is something to build, something great we can achieve together. Mizzou is at the highest competitive level in college sports, with great facilities and support. I can’t wait to get started.”


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