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The Prospect Post: Jordan Clarkson

Fred Katz

Fred Katz

Fred Katz averaged almost one point per game in 5th grade, but he maintains that his per 36 minutes numbers were astonishing. Find more of his work at or on ESPN's TrueHoop Network. Follow him on Twitter at @FredKatz.

Back in October, the college basketball season hadn't even started yet. It was media day, or around that time, and no one really knew what University of Missouri basketball would be like.

You could hypothesize. You could guess Jabari Brown would improve his ability and shot selection as a sophomore. You could guess Earnest Ross would get better or at least continue to be the imposing force he is on the wing. Then there was Jordan Clarkson, good old Jordan Clarkson.

We didn't know. No one knew. How could we?

Clarkson was one of the many transfers Frank Haith had brought over to Mizzou. That's been Haith's style over the past few years: bringing over great transfers as opposed to developing high school kids. That's how a program ends up with guys like Ricardo Ratliffe, Alex Oriakhi, Matt Pressey, Jabari Brown and now Clarkson over such a short period of time.

I remember it well. It was back in October. It may have been media day, and I was s

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