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COLUMBIA — The Missouri Tigers men's basketball team signed one player Wednesday while the women's team added two players for the 2020-21 season.

Jordan Wilmore, a 7-foot-3 center, signed with the Missouri men's program. Wilmore played at Whiteaven High School in Memphis, Tenn., last season. He averaged more than eight points and three blocks while grabbing nearly 10 rebounds per game.

He is spending this season at the Skills Factory Prep School in Atlanta.

"Jordan has great length and a good feel for the game," Missouri coach Cuonzo Martin said in a release by the school. "He is disruptive defensively protecting the rim and excellent on the glass, and will be a solid back-to-the-basket big for us. Jordan is a high-character guy, whose passion to be great at this level fits our program well."

On the women's side, Jayla Kelly and Sara-Rose Smith signed letters of intent with the Tigers.

"We couldn't be more excited to have Jayla and Sara-Rose joining our family," Missouri coach Robin Pingeton said in a release by the school. "They are not only talented players, but are high character individuals who we know will be a great addition to our program. We know the future is bright for both of them, and we are so grateful that they chose to come be a part of what we're building at Mizzou."

Kelly is a 6-3 center from Parkway Central. She averaged 12.4 points, 11.8 rebounds and 2.9 blocked shots as a junior. She is ranked the No. 79 player in the country by ESPNW and the No. 2 player in Missouri. She chose Missouri over Saint Louis, Purdue, Northwestern, TCU and Missouri State.

Smith is a 6-1 guard from Australia. She was a member of the Australian's selection camp roster for the FIBA U-19 World Cup and captured bronze at the 2018 Youth Olympics playing for Australian's 3-on-3 national team. Smith also played for a Victoria Metro team that won a gold medal at the 2018 U18 Australian Junior Championships, averaging 9.2 points and 8.2 rebounds per game, as well as two seasons for Basketball Australia Centre of Excellence in the NBL1 league, averaging 6.7 points and 4.7 rebounds in the conference.

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