Mizzou basketball adds Keanau Post from junior college to bolster frontcourt

By Matt Fairburn

Missouri added to its recruiting class on Wednesday, receiving an official commitment from Southwestern Illinois College center Keanau Post.

Missouri will lose Alex Oriakhi and Laurence Bowers to graduation, so Post provides some needed help in the frontcourt. Post joins Tony Criswell, Stefan Jankovic, Ryan Rosburg and Danny Feldman as the big men on the roster.

Criswell, who averaged 18.8 minutes per game last season, is the most experienced returning member of Missouri’s frontcourt. Post, a second team Junior College All-American, should have a chance to contribute immediately.

“We are excited to be adding Keanau to the program,” coach Frank Haith said in a press release. “Obviously he fills a big need for us inside and gives us depth at the center position. There’s no question that Keanau’s best basketball is ahead of him. He has really matured as a player over the last few seasons and he has the potential to be a significant contributor as his career progresses. I am really excited about his potential here at Mizzou.”

The 6-foot-11-inch Post joins Wes Clark, Torren Jones and Jonathan Williams III as part of this year’s recruiting class. The other three prospects were all ranked among the top 150 recruits in the country, according to Rivals.com

With the signing of Post, Missouri has three scholarships remaining during the rest of the spring signing period.

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