COLUMBIA — Missouri men's basketball signee Namon Wright tweeted Thursday afternoon that he has been granted release from his national letter of intent to Missouri.
However, in the tweets that preceded and followed that tweet, Wright expressed an affinity for the Tigers' new coach, Kim Anderson, and for the program.
"Recently I met with Coach Anderson, and I believe he is a really good guy and wants big things out of the program," Wright tweeted from his personal account. "Our time together was great ... That being said Coach Anderson, Mike Alden and NLI offices have granted me permission to talk to other schools/coaches, with restrictions.
"I will still strongly consider going to Missouri, I just need to make sure I'm in the right situation for me."
ESPN reports Wright had offers from UCLA, USC, Arizona State, UNLV, Utah, Oregon, New Mexico State, Gonzaga and Florida State before committing to Missouri and signing with the Tigers in September.
Wright's coach at Pacific Hills School, Ivan Barahona, said on Sunday that Wright is still very interested in Missouri and just wanted the release in case things don't go well with Missouri's new coaching staff.
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