COLUMBIA — Cuonzo Martin's recruiting success in the Springfield area continues.
After an offer and a quick turnaround into a commitment from Kickapoo guard Anton Brookshire in the spring, Martin and Missouri have landed another Kickapoo player in the 2021 class, small forward Trevon Brazile. He is the team's fourth '21 commit
Brazile tweeted Tuesday afternoon he had received an offer from the Tigers, and four hours later tweeted "110 percent committed" with a recruiting graphic.
Martin knows the area well, having guided Missouri State to back-to-back 20-win seasons from 2010-12, and still has a reputation in the area. There were tentative plans for Missouri to play a road game at JHQ Arena this coming season, the first in Springfield since 1998, but it was never finalized.
The Tigers were Brazile's first high-major offer. He held offers from Cleveland State and Montana State, but his recruiting profile had been picking up steam all summer thanks to his performances in grassroots circuits.
Brazile averaged 11.2 points, 5.1 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.2 blocks per game last year at Parkview High School before transferring to Kickapoo.
Listed at 6-foot-7, 180 pounds, he is a similar frame to recent wing commit Sean Durugordon, with a 7-foot wingspan, a good handle and athleticism. Brazile had reportedly attracted interest, though not yet offers, from programs like Illinois and Arkansas, and is a 3-star prospect with the potential to exceed that ranking in college.
In other words, the kind of player Missouri wants and needs to keep in-state.