All in the family: Missouri reaches into Alabama to pick up 2021 basketball recruit, brother of current Tiger
Coach Cuonzo Martin and the Missouri Tigers picked up their second commitment of their 2021 recruiting class, and they kept the pledge in the family.
Kaleb Brown, a 6-foot-6 guard from Huntsville, Alabama, announced his commitment Monday. He is current Mizzou forward Kobe Brown’s younger brother. Kaleb is unranked nationally by 247Sports but received offers from Ole Miss, Minnesota and West Virginia.
Kaleb Brown joins Anton Brookshire of Springfield, Missouri, the Tigers’ first committed 2021 recruit. Brookshire is a 6-foot guard and ranked the No. 144 recruit in the country, according to 247Sports.
The two additions will help re-stock the roster at guard following the departures of senior guards Dru Smith, Mark Smith and Drew Buggs. Xavier Pinson could also leave for the NBA.
“It was just the coaching staff really and knowing Coach (Cuonzo) Martin,” Brown said in a phone interview Monday with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “Coach Martin has been recruiting me since I was 15. Even when my brother committed to Texas A&M he was still recruiting me, calling me. I feel like there’s a real want there. That’s a major thing.”
“I’m a playmaker and make a lot of guys better, make the whole team better,” Brown said. “I’m just about winning games. If that’s going out there and getting 15 assists and zero points or 20 points and two rebounds, anything to help the team win.”
— Kaleb Brown (@igb_kaleb) August 24, 2020