COLUMBIA, Mo. Slide your finger down Missouri's roster. No, this isn't a Penn & Teller act. There's junior guard Phil Pressey and senior guard Michael Dixon then poof! no other player who has slipped on a black-and-gold jersey for second-year coach Frank Haith before this season.
The Tigers could have the biggest face lift this side of Lexington, Ky. Senior forward Laurence Bowers returns after sitting out last season with a torn ACL in his left knee. But mostly, Mizzou's motor will rumble with legs fresh on the scene, with transfers who are eager to burn.
"I think we're meshing well together," said sophomore guard Jabari Brown, an arrival from Oregon who will be eligible after the fall semester. "We've been around each other for a few months now, since summer. We like each other. We genuinely like each other. We get along, so I think that has made our transition smoother."
Missouri's roster reads like an Etch A Sketch. It's as if Haith gripped his program with both hands...