Mizzou should be fine in the post next year


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Oct 31, 2008
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It looks like Keith Dewitt qualified, and that is big news for them. I think they have enough athletes and talent in the post to keep winning next year, especially with all the guards returning. I have ranked them pretty low in some threads on here but they will finish much better.

Laurence Bowers (6'8'' 205)
Showed flashes of brilliance while playing behind senior All-Big 12 performers DeMarre Carroll and Leo Lyons ... Played in 31 games and averaged 3.2 points and 2.1 boards in 6.9 minutes of action ... Reached double figures three times on the year, including season highs of 16 points in home wins over Colorado and Kansas State ... Needed just 15 minutes to reach those 16 tallies against the Wildcats thanks to 7-of-9 shooting from the floor ... Also chipped in six boards and a block...ESPN SportsCenter #1 Play of the Day on Jan. 6, 2009

Justin Safford (6'8'' 230)
Played in all 38 games and averaged 3.4 points and 2.0 rebounds in 9.4 minutes a contest ... Hit 13-of-20 treys on the year (.650), including 10 of his last 13 tries (.769) ... Hit all four of his three-point attempts during a career high 15-point outing at Texas A&M ... Scored seven points against Texas Tech in the Big 12 Tournament quarterfinals and nine points against Connecticut in the NCAA Tournament's Elite Eight.

Keith Ramsey (6'9'' 210)
Led Missouri with 31 blocked shots during his initial season, including seven games with multiple swats ... Came up with huge blocks in victories against both Georgia and the home win over Nebraska...Made five starts in Big 12 action and recorded back-to-back double figure games with 10 tallies against Iowa State and a career high 12 at Oklahoma State to win Big 12 Newcomer of the Week honors on Jan. 26 ... Hit 5-of-9 shots in Stillwater after hitting 4-of-5 field goals against the Cyclones, including a pair of three-pointers ... Was outstanding in the NCAA Tournament Elite Eight game against Connecticut, hitting 4-of-5 field goals, ripping away two steals and blocking a shot vs. the top-seeded Huskies.

Steve Moore (6'9'' 264)
Played behind All-Big 12 post players DeMarre Carroll and Leo Lyons as a freshman and saw action in 18 contests.

Tyler Stone (6'7'' 225)
"He'll fit in perfectly," Applewhite said. "Athletically, he can finish at the rim. He's skilled and can score anywhere from 10-15 feet. He's a blue-collar guy that has a little flash on offense, but he's going to fit Coach Anderson's mold. He'll play the way Coach Anderson wants to play and he'll be able to help their program. Tiger fans can look forward to a lot of highlights with Tyler."

Jon Underwood (6'9'' 200)
A First Team All-American by the NPSAA, Underwood led his team to a pair of national title game appearances by averaging 18 points, 11 rebounds and eight blocked shots per contest. "We were one of the top scoring teams in the country and in one game where we scored 125 points, Jon scored 36 points and pulled in 22 rebounds, so I have no doubt that he'll be successful in Missouri's up-tempo style of play. Jon runs the floor with passion and authority and he is a creative, above the rim finisher who will bring Tiger fans out of their seats."

Keith Dewitt (6'10'' 220)
Dewitt is coming off an excellent 2007-08 campaign where he earned team MVP accolades after averaging 16.9 points, 11.1 rebounds and 3.4 blocks a contest. "We are certainly excited about Keith joining our program," Head Coach Mike Anderson said. "Keith gives us a guy of size and great athletic ability. He's an instinctive, skilled forward and he plays the game with a lot of passion and energy. He fills an important need for us with both DeMarre (Carroll) and Leo (Lyons) graduating after this season, so we feel like he'll be able to help us in a lot of areas." Dewitt selected Missouri over offers from Florida State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Nebraska, West Virginia, North Carolina State and Miami (Fla.).