Former Mizzou striker transfers to Arkansas

By: Richard Davenport

Published: Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Former Missouri striker Trevon Brazile pledged to play basketball in Arkansas after an unofficial visit to Fayetteville on Wednesday.

“It was a great visit, I had great conversations with the staff and I got to meet everyone,” Brazile said. “About halfway through the visit, I realized Arkansas was the perfect match.”

Brazile, 6-9, 215 pounds, started 23 of 25 games as a freshman for the Tigers and averaged 6.6 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.9 blocks.

He shot 53.5% from the field and had a block rate of 10.1%, which KenPom ranked 28th. The Athletic rated Brazile as the number 8 available transfer or high school recruit for 2022-23.

Coach Eric Musselman and the 2022 incoming class that ranks ESPN National No. 2 helped with his decision.

“Coach Muss did a great job recruiting and the guys we got in are high IQ guys and like to go up and down and play fast,” he said. “I like to play fast.”

Brazile, who has a 7-1 wingspan, scored 3 points, had 8 rebounds and blocked 2 shots during the Tigers’ 87-43 loss in Arkansas on Jan. 12.

When the Razorbacks won 76-57 in Missouri on February 15, Brazile scored 8 points, scored 8 rebounds and blocked 1 shot.

Kentucky, Illinois, Oklahoma, Texas A&M, Ole Miss, Cincinnati and other programs have reportedly contacted Brazile after he entered the NCAA transfer portal on March 22 following the resignation of Cuonzo Martin as Tigers coach.

He also praised assistants Keith Smart and Gus Argenal, along with recruiting director Michael Musselman for their efforts to recruit him.

“Coach Muss and his staff are relentless recruiters and you can see the love and passion they have for basketball and they let me know how they felt and made me feel welcome,” Brazile said.

Brazile was rated as an ESPN high 3-star prospect and the No. 33 power forward nationally from Kickapoo High School in Springfield, Mo.

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