October 2, 2007

Expert breaks down Missouri's hoops class

The Missouri Tigers put a bow on their 2008 basketball class with two commitments in the last three days. With six spots open, this was viewed as a critical class for Mike Anderson and his staff. Rivals.com national hoops analyst Justin Young spent some time breaking down the Tigers' haul.

Can you give me a quick rundown on the strengths and weaknesses of the Tiger commits you have seen?

Justin Young:

Steve Moore - He's a big boy. There is no doubt about that. And he's quicker than he looks. I've seen him do some impressive things on the defensive end. I'm not sure if he'll help right away but he's gotten better, albeit small steps, every time I've seen him.

Miguel Paul - There is the most opportunity for him with Hannah and Horton gone. He's a bit of a sleeper nationally and had a couple of good showings against some top notch competition in the summer. I'm a big believer of guys finding the right fit at the right time and Paul did that, which generally means good things.

Marcus Denmon - You have the most flexibility with him. He can spell minutes at the point or come off the bench for quick points or put him as a defensive player for a good stretch. You need guys like Denmon and he's the kind of kid that will fight tooth and nail for more minutes.

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