Just a few days after it was announced that Jordan Clarkson would be leaving the Missouri Tigers for the NBA, the team learned they’d be losing another player to the professional ranks on Wednesday as the school announced that guard Jabari Brown is also headed to the draft this June.
Mizzou Basketball junior guard Jabari Brown, a First Team All-Southeastern Conference selection and 1,000-point scorer, has announced he will enter his name into the 2014 NBA Draft.
This loss definitely hurts the team the most heading into next season as Brown was one of the best scorers in the entire SEC, averaging a little over 19 points per game while shooting 467% from the field.
When asked about his decision, Brown had this to say:
“This was a step I needed to take in order to make the most educated decision possible with regards to my NBA opportunities,” Jabari Brown said. “My time here at Mizzou has been incredible. This is a special place and a second home for me. However, I must approach this looking at the bigger picture. This is a decision that impacts my family as well and that is most important to me.”
The Missouri Tigers have a lot of rebuilding to do going into next season now.