Mizzou gets late 2016 commit

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Missouri has nabbed a late-rising prospect in the 2016 class.

Jakoby Kemp, a 6-foot-9 forward out of Utah, committed to the Tigers and coach Kim Anderson on Tuesday night.

“Humbled to further my education and love for the game of basketball at the University of Missouri,” Kemp tweeted.

Kemp had recently begun to draw significant interest from a number of programs as the calendar continued deeper into the summer, and more and more programs looked to add final pieces to their rosters for the upcoming season. Southern Miss, Memphis, TCU and VCU, among others, had reportedly just entered into the picture.

The Tigers’ scholarship offer to Kemp was reported just hours before his commitment to Mizzou.

Kemp’s decision gives Anderson additional frontcourt depth heading into a season he’ll enter on the hot seat after winning just 19 games in his first two seasons in Columbia since getting hired from the Division II ranks. Options in late-June are always thin, but it appears Mizzou was able to grab a player that many were starting to covet.