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Freshman Kadeem Green leaves Missouri

Posted on: January 3, 2012 10:53 am
 

By Jeff Borzello

On the morning of Missouri’s Big 12 opener against Oklahoma, the Tigers had a personnel shakeup: forward Kadeem Green is transferring.

“We obviously wish Kadeem nothing but the best as he moves forward with this decision,” head coach Frank Haith said in a statement. “This is a decision that did not come easily for Kadeem – he has made a lot of friends and really enjoyed his time here at Mizzou.”

Green, a 6-foot-8 redshirt freshman from Canada, was averaging 3.0 points and 3.1 rebounds in 10.5 minutes off the bench for the undefeated Tigers. His minutes had fallen dramatically in the last two games, not coming off the bench against Illinois and playing less than one minute against Old Dominion.

This might not seem like a big loss for the Tigers, but it certainly gives them an extremely thin margin of error heading into Big 12 play. Missouri is now down to just seven scholarship players, only two of which are taller than 6-foot-6. Ricardo Ratliffe has been a stud down low, shooting better than 76 percent from the floor, while Steve Moore has been solid off the bench.

However, outside of those two, there’s no size on the roster. Expected starter Laurence Bowers suffered a season-ending knee injury before the season began. 6-foot-6 Kim English, a natural shooting guard, has been forced to play power forward on the defensive end. If there is an injury to either Ratliffe or Moore, Missouri is in big trouble.

Missouri is 13-0 currently, one of four undefeated teams left in the country.

Photo: US Presswire

Comments

Since: Mar 29, 2008
Posted on: January 4, 2012 5:29 pm
 

Freshman Kadeem Green leaves Missouri

cubbert – My apologies, I did not realize how good ND actually is.  I mean, they did beat unranked Pitt, lost @ Maryland (who has losses to Iona and Alabama lol) and a loss @ Georgia (who already has 5 losses).  Let’s be real, only ND fans think ND is any good.

 And since Cal is going to win the Pac12 they must be legit, you know since the Pac12 is a premier basketball conference this year.  To date, the Pac12 has just as many ranked teams as my recreation bball league.  Cal is 0-3 versus ranked teams.  That’s tied for last in the country.  That stinks.

 Villanova has 7 losses - I wouldn’t be afraid to play them anywhere.  They’ll lose at least 15 games this year. That also stinks. 

Illinois’ non conference schedule also included perennial powers Loyola, SIU Edwardsville, Lipscomb, St. Bonaventure and the mighty Coppin State Eagles.  All due respect to those programs but if that was my team’s non conf schedule, I’d be licking my chops.  If their non conf schedule wasn’t filled w/ cupcakes, they’d still be ranked right now despite their three losses….but they’re not even getting votes.

 Like I said, MU’s quality wins are anything but that.  The teams they’ve played are mediocre at best.




Since: Mar 29, 2008
Posted on: January 4, 2012 5:28 pm
 

Freshman Kadeem Green leaves Missouri

slippy – KU lost to Kentucky by 10 pts, that’s not a blowout.  Yes, they had a let down in KC against Davidson, I’ll agree with that.  But the Sprint Center is not Allen Fieldhouse.  If that game was in Lawrence, KU would have won – IMO.  KU already has 2 wins versus top 10 teams.  How many does MU have? 

And who cares about “THE WAY THEY’RE BEATING THEM”???  They’re blowing out underachieving unranked teams.  Congrats..

Your opinion on OSU is blinded.  With or without Sullnger, OSU is a good team.  They have an all-american candidate at PG, and William Buford is the all-time leading scorer in OSU history.  They’re not as good w/o Sully but they’d still be a top 15 team.  And please don’t ever use ODU or their home court advantage as a debating point.




Since: Sep 9, 2007
Posted on: January 3, 2012 6:37 pm
 

Freshman Kadeem Green leaves Missouri

Wait, what is that I hear?  "WAAAHHHHH, I am taking my ball and going home..." Another prima donna crybaby athlete not getting what he wants perhaps? Good luck wherever you end up, Kadeem. I suspect he saw more than the writing on the wall and figured out was a step up for him.



Since: Apr 5, 2009
Posted on: January 3, 2012 5:30 pm
 

Freshman Kadeem Green leaves Missouri

MarTrio -
KU is the team to beat in the bigXII because they are the champ until they are beaten

But,

the "bad" ND that beat Pitt w/5 losses @Maryland @Gonzaga Neutral Georgia & Mizzou and Indiana. Not a "bad" team. 
the "Cal stinks" team that will prob win the Pac12 - lost @SDSU, @UNLV and neutral Mizzou.
Villanova in NYC is a tough team any year.
Illinois non conf "cupcakes" @Maryland, Gonzoga, neutral court UNLV, Richmond & Mizzou.

You don't have any idea what you are talking about.  



Since: Apr 5, 2009
Posted on: January 3, 2012 5:29 pm
 

Freshman Kadeem Green leaves Missouri

MarTrio -
KU is the team to beat in the bigXII because they are the champ until they are beaten

But,

the "bad" ND that beat Pitt w/5 losses @Maryland @Gonzaga Neutral Georgia & Mizzou and Indiana. Not a "bad" team. 
the "Cal stinks" team that will prob win the Pac12 - lost @SDSU, @UNLV and neutral Mizzou.
Villanova in NYC is a tough team any year.
Illinois non conf "cupcakes" @Maryland, Gonzoga, neutral court UNLV, Richmond & Mizzou.

You don't have any idea what you are talking about.  



Since: Jan 19, 2008
Posted on: January 3, 2012 5:21 pm
 

Freshman Kadeem Green leaves Missouri

The Big 12 conference race should be close this year. All three teams--Kansas, Baylor, and Missouri--have looked strong so far. That's why KenPom.com, for example, has them all rated in the top 13 in the country, with Kansas getting an edge for having the best schedule overall. Kansas State and Texas should be highly competitive as well, and the Oklahoma schools will likely be tough at home. The great thing about basketball is that it is all settled on the court, not in the polls. By the end of the season there will no longer be any debate about which team is the best in the conference or in the country. Should be a fun three months!



Since: Jan 7, 2010
Posted on: January 3, 2012 5:05 pm
 

Freshman Kadeem Green leaves Missouri

MarTrio...its not just Missouri beating Illinois, Old Dominion, California, Notre Dame, Villanova...its THE WAY THEY'RE BEATING THEM.... they blew out California, Villanova, and Notre Dame.    Illinois was about two minutes away from being a blow out until some no-name guy off of the bench started draining shots (Dude was 9-9.... a reserve), and Old Dominion is a tough place to play...they played Kentucky close....

Kansas on the other hand....blown out by kentucky, lost a home game to Davidson (Yes it was a home game in KC), and a close loss to Duke...not to mention they looked very average vs. Long Beach State.   KU's most impressive win is over a Sullingerless Ohio State, etx



Since: Mar 29, 2008
Posted on: January 3, 2012 3:08 pm
 

Freshman Kadeem Green leaves Missouri

Last time I checked, KU was the team to beat in the Big 12...not MU...or Baylor…or K-State.  And it’s been like for the last 7 years.  Regarding MU’s schedule, I have to agree with the previous posters.  Their “quality” wins came against below average and overrated opponents.  Notre Dame is bad, Cal stinks, Villanova probably won’t even make the tourney and Illinois only looks decent because their non conference schedule was filled with cupcakes.   




Since: Feb 3, 2011
Posted on: January 3, 2012 3:08 pm
 

Freshman Kadeem Green leaves Missouri

Another selfish kid, just sad quit on an undefeated team, sad.



Since: Apr 9, 2008
Posted on: January 3, 2012 2:30 pm
 

Freshman Kadeem Green leaves Missouri

Baylor has Scott Drew.

I see the pleas to ignore Cena go unheaded. Argh!


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