When he met with reporters on Thursday afternoon, Anderson talked about signing Roberts, a 6-foot, 180-pounder, and how the three-star prospect fits in with the Tigers when he arrives on campus.
“Really excited about signing C.J. Roberts yesterday morning,” Anderson told reporters. “He signed I think at 7:01, which is one minute after you could sign. I think C.J.’s a combo guard. He’s someone I think will add to our team. To me, he’s a shot-clock guy. He’s a guy who can make a play with the ball when the shot clock’s running down. He’s a good shooter. I just think he’s a complete player. Great family. Plays for a really good program in North Richland Hills, Texas. He can score. So it will be great having him in our program.”
Roberts is the only player Anderson expects to sign right now, though he left the possibility open that Missouri could sign another soon.
“We do have one scholarship remaining on paper and we continue to recruit,” Anderson said. “I don’t really think we will sign anybody else during this period, which goes through next week. There is a possibility that we could. We’re looking primarily to sign a big guy, but we’re really recruiting at every position still, anticipating what will happen in the spring. Hopefully everybody will stay intact but I think you always have to prepare for that.”
The Tigers were in the mix for senior swingman Anthony Mack until backing off — Mack committed to Wyoming after taking official visits to Missouri and Georgia in recent weeks — and 6-10 forward Felipe Haase, who took an official visit to Mizzou a few weeks ago but committed to South Carolina on Thursday morning.
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