Missouri Tigers Guard Jabari Brown Should Be Poised For Breakout Season

By Paul Seaver
Dak Dillon-USA Today Sports

In Frank Haith‘s first season with the Missouri Tigers, the talent was aplenty, but a shocking upset at the hands of 15th-seeded Norfolk State put an abrupt ending to the team’s season.

Since taking over the program, Haith has been more than open to building his roster through the addition of transfers. From Earnest Ross to Keion Bell, Haith has added some key contributors over the past two seasons, but the Tigers have yet to win a game within the NCAA Tournament. One of the team’s transfers that could help break that stretch is junior guard, Jabari Brown.

Coming out of high school, Brown was one of the top recruits out west and he opted to play for the Oregon Ducks. However, things did not pan out as expected. In fact, Brown opted to transfer from the university after just two games. He became eligible at the end of the fall semester this past season and appeared in 25 games for Missouri. Brown finished the year by averaging 13.7 points and 3.4 rebounds per game.

Now, new expectations are on the table for Brown and the 6-foot-5 California-native could be poised on a breakout season for the Tigers.

Brown will have a larger role and after averaging over 13 points per game last season, it’s clear that he could be ready to take the next step forward during the 2013-14 season. If Brown can go above and beyond his expectations, don’t be surprised if Missouri is competing for a conference crown in the school’s second year within the SEC.


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