May 5, 2011

Berry begins to look at Mizzou

Nolan Berry admits he has only watched Mizzou Basketball in person at Scottrade Center, when the Tigers play Illinois in the annual Braggin' Rights game. A self-proclaimed "huge Mizzou fan," he used to believe playing for his favorite college team would not be in an option.

But that was when Mike Anderson was the coach. With Frank Haith running the show, the 6-foot-8 high school sophomore said the idea of playing in black and gold now is not so far-fetched. Haith recently watched Berry in action a few weeks ago.

It is a style of play Berry, unlike many Mizzou fans up to this point, has seen in person. His older brother attends the University of Miami (FL), and told Nolan to watch the Canes in action.

Missouri will have to fend off plenty of other Division One schools if it wants to keep the DeSmet forward in the state. He said he has received interest from a number of schools, including Illinois, Notre Dame and Indiana.

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