Dallas standout signs with Mizzou

Mizzou cemented their point guard position for years to come when Texas native, Jason Horton signed with Missouri yesterday.

Columbia, Mo. - Missouri Head Basketball Coach Quin Snyder announced on Thursday that Jason Horton has signed a national letter of intent to attend the Univeristy of Missouri next year. Horton, a 6-0, 170-pound standout from Cedar Hill, Texas, (a suburb of Dallas) has played the last three years under Cedar Hill High School coach Dave Milson.

"Jason Horton is a great leader," Snyder said. "He puts his team in a position to win every time he steps on the court and has incredible court savvy and vision. He is an effective distributor of the basketball who can also score. He comes from a great family and I think he will fit in well with the culture we have established at Missouri."

The talented point guard averaged 16.8 points, 6.5 assists and 2.9 steals per contest last season. He is ranked as the No. 10 guard and the No. 49 player in the country overall by RivalHoops.com and Dave Telep of TheInsiderHoops.com. According to PrepStars.com, Horton is ranked No. 58 in the country overall. He chose Mizzou over Kansas, Florida, Arkansas and Arizona State.

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