The Missouri basketball team is without three players tonight for the season opener against Central Michigan: freshman Kaleb Brown and Trevon Brazile and junior DaJuan Gordon.
Gordon, a transfer from the state of Kansas, has to serve one game as a result of his participation in an unsanctioned summer league game, as determined by the NCAA, a source confirmed. He is expected to be available for MU’s game against UMKC next Monday. Gordon, who averaged 9.1 points and 5.5 rebounds as a sophomore at K-State last season, is expected to play tough minutes on the wing for the Tigers.
Brazile is facing an undisclosed medical situation. His return date is uncertain. Brazile is a 6-9 forward from Springfield, Missouri who was expected to see minutes in the frontcourt. Brazile did not participate in the team’s closed scrimmage against Creighton on October 23.
Brown has a disease. Neither his situation nor Brazil’s is related to COVID, the team confirmed. Brown is a 6-6 point guard who can back up primary ball handlers Anton Brookshire and Boogie Coleman for minutes.
Their absence leaves Cuonzo Martin with nine stock players for tonight’s opener, plus two walk-ons.
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