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  • Former tiger Oriakhi dealt to Kings

    Posted 6:58 PM 7/11/2014 by Tyler Hastedt, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

    LAS VEGAS - Alex Oriakhi, a former basketball player at the University of Missouri, was traded from the Phoenix Suns to the Sacramento Kings Friday.

    The Kings received the rights to Oriakhi and a $7 million trade exception in the deal. Isaiah Thomas, their star point guard who averaged (More)

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  • Several Tigers Begin NBA Summer League Play

    Several Tigers Begin NBA Summer League Play

    Posted 6:46 PM 7/5/2014 by Tyler Hastedt, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

    ORLANDO, Fla. - Several former Missouri Tigers participated in the first day of the 2014 NBA Summer League season Saturday.

    Phil Pressey, Kim English and Jabari Brown had an opportunity to showcase their abilities while fighting for roster spots on their respective teams.

    Pressey (More)

  • Former Mizzou Star Reflects on Time in Israel

    Posted 6:44 PM 6/29/2014 by Andrew Kauffman, KOMU 8 Sports Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Former Mizzou basketball star Laurence Bowers spent the last 10 months playing professional basketball in Israel for the Hapoel Holon Tigers. For Bowers, it was quite the journey from Columbia, but he said Israel isn't as different as people think.

    "It's amazing man. I seriously (More)

  • Jabari Brown picked up by Rockets

    Posted 11:01 PM 6/27/2014 by Jeremy Schrank, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

    HOUSTON- The Houston Rockets picked up former Missouri guard Jabari Brown to play on their summer league team.

    The 6'5'' Brown averaged 19.9 points for the Tigers last season and shot an impressive 41 percent from behind the arc. 

    Brown will get the chance to join a Rockets (More)

  • Hickman's Jimmy Whitt moves up recruiting rankings

    Posted 7:52 PM 6/27/2014 by Jeremy Schrank, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

    Hickman basketball star Jimmy Whitt is now ranked 52nd in the nation in Rivals' latest recruiting rankings.

    Whitt jumped up 22 spots and has 25 collegiate offers from Mizzou as well as many other national power houses.

    The 6'2'' point guard helped lead Hickman to its first state championship since 1968 and is the only player on the list from Missouri.

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  • Blue Tigers Add Junior College Transfer

    Blue Tigers Add Junior College Transfer

    Posted 4:11 PM 6/24/2014 by Tyler Hastedt, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

    JEFFERSON CITY - Kyler Steadman, a guard from Neosho County Community College in Chanute, Kan., has decided to play basketball for the Blue Tigers of Lincoln University this fall.

    Steadman enters Lincoln as a junior with two years of eligibility remaining after signing a National Letter of (More)

  • Anderson Hires Rob Fulford to Complete Basketball Staff

    Anderson Hires Rob Fulford to Complete Basketball Staff

    Posted 5:55 PM 6/23/2014 by Ashley Colley, KOMU 8 Sports Producer

    COLUMBIA - Missouri basketball coach Kim Anderson completed his coaching staff on Monday with the hiring of former Huntington Prep head coach Rob Fulford. Fulford spent five seasons in Huntington, West Virginia where his teams earned a combined record of 138-17 during his career.

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  • Sports Xtra Hot Seat: Kim English

    Posted 11:16 AM 6/23/2014 by Ashley Colley, KOMU 8 Sports Producer

    COLUMBIA - Former Missouri basketball player Kim English sat down in the Sports Xtra hot seat on Sunday night. Jim Riek, who was filling in for Chris Gervino, asked English about his reaction to the hiring of Kim Anderson, his career plans, his summer basketball camps and more.

    This week (More)

  • Former Mizzou Star Holds One on One Basketball Lessons

    Posted 6:11 PM 6/22/2014 by Andrew Kauffman, KOMU 8 Sports Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Former MU basketball star Laurence Bowers is back in Columbia this summer giving one-on-one basketball lessons to kids ages four to 18.

    "I feel like there is no better way to show my appreciation than to actually work out these kids," Bowers said.

    14-year-old Jackson (More)

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  • Columbia College Women's Basketball Coach Leaves Program

    Posted 6:05 PM 6/19/2014 by Tori Chamberlain, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Columbia College women's basketball coach Mike Davis announced Thursday he will leave the program.

    The college gave no reason for Davis' departure.

    Davis has been the coach of the lady Cougars since the program was reinstated back in 2001. He compiled a 26-8 record (More)

  • Tigers Bolster Backcourt

    Posted 3:48 PM 6/17/2014 by Tyler Hastedt, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - The Mizzou Basketball program added veteran point guard Keith Shamburger to the team Tuesday. 

    Shamburger played at San Jose State University for his first two years of collegiate ball before transferring to the University of Hawaii. Shamburger started every game of his (More)

  • Mizzou Announces Men's Basketball Game at Sprint Center

    Mizzou Announces Men's Basketball Game at Sprint Center

    Posted 7:38 PM 6/16/2014 by Hannah Shaw, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri - Mizzou basketball announced today it will take on a former Big Eight and Big 12 rival this season in Kansas City.

    The Tigers scheduled a tough out of conference date with the Oklahoma State Cowboys. The former conference rivals will meet in late December in the (More)

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