Oregon men's basketball player Jabari Brown transferring to Missouri

Monday, December 19, 2011 | 4:51 p.m. CST; updated 5:16 p.m. CST, Monday, December 19, 2011

COLUMBIA – Oregon men's basketball player Jabari Brown is planning to transfer to Missouri, according to the Tigers' assistant coach Tim Fuller.

Brown, from Oakland, Calif., was considered one of the best high school players in the country last season and was rated as a 5-star recruit on

Brown is a 6-foot-5 guard who averaged six points and two rebounds per game in two games at Oregon before leaving the Ducks earlier this season. He was Oregon’s leading scorer during a summer tour in Italy.

CBS Sports reported Thursday that Brown was choosing between Missouri and Georgia Tech.

Brown visited Missouri two weekends ago and was seen visiting the Antlers and the MU student section with senior Laurence Bowers before the Missouri game against Navy on Dec. 10 at Mizzou Arena.

If Brown enrolls at Missouri for the spring semester, he will be eligible to play for the Tigers in the second half of next season. After next season, he would still have two years of eligibility.

Brown joins Keion Bell (Pepperdine), Earnest Ross (Auburn) and Danny Feldmann (Columbia University) as players who transferred to Missouri since Frank Haith became the Tigers' coach. All three of those players have been practicing with the team all season and will be eligible to play at the beginning of next season.

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