How Does Missouri Replace Michael Dixon Jr.?
Missouri's wealth of talent via transfer helped ease concerns fans had after the Tigers lost their three top scorers to graduation and now Dixon Jr., their fourth leading scorer and the Big 12's Sixth Man of the Year. Expect Mizzou to use another transfer talent to take Dixon's spot.
Jabari Brown, the former Oregon Duck, is a shooting guard that can really light up the scoreboard. He may not be as efficient as Dixon, and granted few players ever are, but Brown should be a more than adequate replacement in mid-December when he is becomes eligible.
All-American candidate Phil Pressey will maintain the reigns at point, Laurence Bowers and Alex Oriakhi as the starting forwards, but Earnest Ross or Keion Bell could lose their grip on a starting wing. Both are hovering right around the 40 percent field goal mark. Not only should Jabari Brown exceed that accuracy clip, but he will serve as Missouri's best perimeter weapon, a kick-out option for Pressey's penetration-and-kick out passes or a serviceable option for double-teams in the post.
Whether Brown starts or not is of no difference, but the new dimension he will add to this Top 25 team will be great.
By NBA-DRAFT.com Staff Writer - 12 -4 - 12