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Source: Oregon transfer Brown picks Missouri

Posted on: December 19, 2011 3:53 pm
Edited on: December 19, 2011 3:57 pm
 
By Jeff Goodman

Oregon transfer Jabari Brown is headed to Missouri.

Sources told CBSSports.com that Brown, a heralded recruit who left Dana Altman's program after starting and playing significant minutes the first two games of the season, is headed to Columbia.

Brown is a California native who was a huge coup for Dana Altman and the Ducks when he committed. However, he opted to leave Oregon after just two games.

It's a nice pickup for Frank Haith - who will now have three players sitting out that will help ease the blow when Marcus Denmon and Kim English graduate after this season.

Auburn transfer Earnest Ross and former Pepperdine leading scorer Keion Bell will both be eligible at the start of next season. Brown, who was also considering Georgia Tech, will be eligible next December. 
Comments

Since: Mar 3, 2007
Posted on: December 20, 2011 1:45 am
 

Source: Oregon transfer Brown picks Missouri

Don't expect him to do well at Missou either. Like one post already said, it is apparent that he could not handle Altman's discipline but the realization is that while he may have some talent, he does not have ALL THAT talent.  He is thinking that he will get more press in Missouri, but he's also going to be on a team that will easily steal minutes and shots from him.
This does not hurt Oregon, nor Missouri, but assure this guy's future (or lack thereof after college).



Since: Feb 27, 2008
Posted on: December 20, 2011 1:10 am
 

Source: Oregon transfer Brown picks Missouri

@TeresMinor, what?  You don't think any other program in the country will have the lid blown off its whole operation before Oregon?  Why target Oregon?  We are late to the cheating party, but man is the party hoppin!



Since: Dec 4, 2007
Posted on: December 20, 2011 12:27 am
 

Source: Oregon transfer Brown picks Missouri

I only hope that Flip Pressey sticks around two more years because this kid can run an offense and is extremely exciting to watch!


Where is he going?  And don't say the NBA.  Arkansas and Uncle Mike would happen before that and he already turned him down.  There isn't much need for 5 foot nothing point guards who can't score in the association.  He is lighting quick and makes those around him better but he needs to improve his shooting to have a chance in the pros.  We'll have him for 4 years. 



Since: Dec 7, 2010
Posted on: December 19, 2011 11:57 pm
 

Source: Oregon transfer Brown picks Missouri

Bowers will be back next season.  Which is huge.



Since: Dec 19, 2011
Posted on: December 19, 2011 9:56 pm
 

Source: Oregon transfer Brown picks Missouri

As far as the Brown situation, we'll take what we can get for next year! Article states that we're losing English and Denmon, but it doesn't mention the loss of Bowers, Ratliffe and Moore, the only 3 guys who play legitimate minutes in the paint. I only hope that Flip Pressey sticks around two more years because this kid can run an offense and is extremely exciting to watch!




Since: Dec 19, 2011
Posted on: December 19, 2011 9:45 pm
 

Source: Oregon transfer Brown picks Missouri

If by "tomato can" you mean legitimately competing with Georgia and SC in the East for a chance to play in the SEC Championship, then I agree. Not sure if you know anything about the University of Missouri, but they have a solid football program that should be very good for at least the next couple of seasons.



Since: Jun 5, 2011
Posted on: December 19, 2011 8:56 pm
 

Source: Oregon transfer Brown takes pay cut

Wow.  I expected Brown to at least go to a school with pockets as deep as those of Phil Knight.  If he is a serious baller, though, Brown may have picked a good destination.  Mizzou might be a tomato can in SEC football, but they could be part of the second tier of the "Kentucky and everyone else" SEC for basketball.  

As for Oregon, they will buy someone to replace Brown.  They might even become as successful at buying basketball players as they are at buying football players.  Oregon fans should have one concern, though: how long before a disgruntled transfer finally blows the whistle on improper benefits at Oregon?  The rumors are already out there.  In this day and age, unless your BFF is the President of the NCAA, it's tough to hide large-scale violations.  
 
Good luck with "doing things the right way." 



Since: Jan 20, 2008
Posted on: December 19, 2011 8:36 pm
 

Source: Oregon transfer Brown picks Missouri

In other words, he got his butt kissed all through High School, and was amazed to discover that Altman was going to make him actually work for minutes, and wasn't going to play him at all if he didn't pass and defend.

Loser is as loser does. The Ducks are better off without him. Good luck, Mizzou; you'll need it.



Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: December 19, 2011 6:44 pm
 

Source: Oregon transfer Brown picks Missouri

Transfer?  You mean loser, dropout, quitter?  Dude quit on his teammates because he couldn't handle the D-1 level.  He is a turnover machine and mentally weak.  This guy will be pumping gas in Oaktown in a year.  Merry X-mas!



Since: Feb 27, 2008
Posted on: December 19, 2011 6:22 pm
 

Source: Oregon transfer Brown picks Missouri

We don't have a lot of talent on the ducks, but I'd rather have him off the team if he really is that weak mentally.  And that's all I hear.  I wish him luck at Mizzou, though.  Hopefully he can realize his own potential and turn it around.  Maybe he needs to watch a few sports movies like Rocky or something :P



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