Missouri earned the reputation as "Transfer U" with this offseason's headlines. Head coach Frank Haith brought in Keion Bell (Pepperdine), Jabari Brown (Oregon), Earnest Ross (Auburn), but the star that bolsters the class is Connecticut transfer, Alex Oriakhi. At 6'9", 255 pounds, Oriakhi has the size and experience as a senior with a national championship ring with the Huskies, to make a tremendous impact with the Tigers as they move to the SEC.
Newcomers like Oriakhi ease key personnel losses, including over 70 percent of the team's scoring and nearly 85 percent of the team's rebounds from 2011-12. He will start right away, giving depth to a team lacking it up front.
The former McDonald's All-American was no All-American at Connecticut, but averaged 9.6 points, 8.7 rebounds and 1.6 blocks two years ago during the Huskies' NCAA championship run. He is a presence on both ends of the floor, blocking over 150 shots in his career, grabbed 750 rebounds and is just shy of 800 points.