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.
Shane Rector Transferring from Missouri, Namon Wright Recommits
By JACK LeGWINSpecial to ZAGSBLOGShane Rector has decided to transfer from Missouri after a disappointing freshman season.
“I understand Shane’s desire for extended playing time and will do whatever I can to assist him in this process,” Head Coach Kim Anderson told MUTigers.com. “I certainly want to thank Shane for his time at Missouri and want to wish him and his family all the best.”
A 6-foot-1 point guard from The Bronx, Rector confirmed that he will be returning home for his next stop.
“Yeah, I would stay local,” Rector told SNY.tv.
Rector originally committed to Rutgers, before decommitting, and signing with Missouri.
He currently has no list of schools.
While Rector is leaving, Missouri maintains one of its original commits in the class of 2014 in Namon Wright, who originally decommitted from the Tigers, but recommitted today.
“Thank you to all the coaches who’ve been apart of this process, but I’m a Tiger baby. I’ve decided to re-commit to the ZOU!” Wright tweeted.
The 6-5 Wright will add length to a Tigers backcourt that loses Jordan Clarkson to the NBA Draft.
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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.
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