Missouri will be without the services of freshmen Trevon Brazil when it opens the season tonight against Central Michigan, sources have said: PowerMizzou.com. The 6-foot-7 freshman from Springfield, Mo. did not play in Missouri’s scrimmage against Creighton and, according to sources, did not practice with the Tigers.
No further information is available at this time, although Mizzou is expected to release an official player status report to the media ahead of tonight’s game, starting at 7pm. .
Cuonzo Martin will talk to reporters after the game against the Chippewas tonight and can provide more clarity on Brazil’s status in the future.
Brazile is one of five high school signers in last year’s class and one of nine new faces on Missouri’s list as Martin enters his fifth season. A timetable for his return to the floor is unknown.
Martin has repeatedly said that he expects to play regularly with eight or nine players this year. Brazile may not have been in that rotation anyway, but this news certainly makes up for it.