Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
“I’m comfortable with Coach [Frank] Haith and the team,” Clarkson, who averaged 16.5 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.5 assists, told CBS. “Coach Haith’s had a lot of success with transfers and it just felt like the right place for me.”
A first-team All-Conference USA first-team last season, the 6-foot-4, 185-pound Clarkson also considered UCLA and Illinois.
He opted to leave following the coaching change that brought in Danny Manning.
The addition of Clarkson may take MIssouri out of the running for 6-8 Devonta Pollard, who is also considering Alabama, Georgetown and Texas.
Clarkson joins former UConn big man Alex Oriakhi in offseason transfers to Missouri.
The Tigers will also add transfers Jabari Brown (Oregon), Keion Bell (Pepperdine) and Earnest Ross (Auburn).
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.