Monday, July 2, 2007

Free hoops recruiting bonanza

New InsideMizzou publisher Jeff Ermann has been doing a bang-up job in his short time there, and he's offering loads of free stories this week to entice you to check the site out. There's a veritable cornucopia of information on 2008 and 2009 Tiger hoops targets, including

  • Fort Wayne, Indiana shooting guard Eshaunte Jones, a combination of Michael Jordan, Chuck Norris and Bill Brasky, according to his AAU coach;
  • DeMarcus Cousins, a 6'9" super prospect from Birmingham, who sounds like a one-and-done player to me;
  • Kansas City point guard Michael Dixon, one of the elite players in the class of '09, who says “If I had to say, I’d probably say Mizzou was my favorite;"
  • Shaquille Johnson, the Florida combo guard who recently visited Columbia;
  • California guard Michael Snaer, a recent attendee at Mike Anderson's camp;
  • Kansas City scoring guard Marcus Denmon, a Keon Lawrence clone who says that Mizzou tops his list;
  • St. Louis big man Tyler Griffey, perhaps the top in-state post prospect since that kid who went to Carolina; and
  • Zaire Taylor, the Delaware transfer who appears likely to take the Tigers' sole available scholarship for the 2007-08 season.