(AP) -- After a nine-day layoff, Missouri expects to have an exciting new addition when it returns to the court.
Highly touted transfer Jabari Brown will be eligible to make his first appearance for the No. 12 Tigers on Monday night when they host South Carolina State.
After averaging 6.0 points in 25 12 minutes in two games at Oregon in 2011-12, Brown decided to transfer to Missouri following the first semester last season.
"I'm hoping to provide a burst of energy," Brown said. "I'm a competitor, a guy who can knock down shots and create for my teammates."
The redshirt sophomore guard was a Jordan All-American coming out of Oakland High School after totaling 23.8 points per game as a senior.
"He will not start, I can tell you that," Missouri coach Frank Haith said. "But he'll get some court time."
In some ways, Brown's much anticipated debut might feel like a fresh start for the entire Missouri team. The Tigers (8-1) had a week off for final exams after easing past Tennessee ...