The University of Tulsa is an exciting place to be these days within the college basketball program under new head coach Danny Manning, but they have lost transfer Jordan Clarkson recently to the University of Missouri. Clarkson was given a list of schools he could not transfer to, which left Mizzou as a favorite. However, ESPN's Andy Katz says that the Tigers were likely to get him anyway.
"Missouri still might have landed Jordan Clarkson without restrictions put on his transfer from Tulsa," writes Katz. "In a statement, the Golden Hurricane wouldn't detail why there were restricted schools like Texas. Somehow, Tulsa escaped national criticism for the way it handled Clarkson. Mizzou coach Frank Haith has five transfers eligible next season, then Clarkson in 2013-14; the use of transfers is helping the Tigers avoid a rebuilding phase. The schools that get these transfers, though, shouldn't ever block one of their own from seeking a new home."
Former Tulsa combo guard Jordan Clarkson has committed to join the Missouri Tigers basketball team this upcoming season and play under Associated Press Big 12 Coach of the Year Frank Haith, according to a report by Terez A. Paylor of the Kansas City Star.
Just spoke to Jordan Clarkson, who told me he just committed to #Mizzou. Story coming.
Clarkson had a breakout season with Tulsa, averaging 16.5 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.5 assists as a sophomore. It is believed that Clarkson just wants an opportunity for greater exposure by playing for an NCAA tournament qualifying and competitive team. He also wants to showcase his skills in front of NBA spectators at those tournament games.
Clarkson measures in at 6-foot-4, 185 pounds and would bring skill as well as size to the Tigers back court.