Little four-star forward Aidan Shaw, the 53rd overall player in the 2022 class, made his collegiate commitment Friday morning live on CBS Sports HQ at the Missouri Tigers.
“I am ready to continue the Cinderella story at the University of Missouri,” he said. “We’ve been building a relationship since ninth grade and I’ve spoken with all of the coaching staff since then. It’s just great. We have conversations not just about basketball, but also about basketball. to be a man. “
The 6-foot-8 prospect from Kansas picked Mizzou, allowing him to stay close to home, out of a final group consisting of Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Missouri and the Oklahoma State.
“I really feel like it’s family,” he added of Missouri. “I really feel their love. I know my family will be there at every game, and it will be great to have that extra support and to be able to see them in the crowd.”
Shaw’s commitment to Missouri came as no surprise – the Tigers had put in a ton of effort to gain a foothold as a front-runner in his recruiting – but he’s making an impact for Missouri nonetheless as he continues to develop under Cuonzo Martin.
“I think he’s a great choice for them, and he’s a great choice for what [the staff] tries to do in terms of locking the best [local] talent, “said Eric Bossi of 247Sports of the entry.”[Cuonzo Martin] builds the kind of list he likes. … He thinks he has workers, he thinks he has versatile athletes who can come out and lobby defensively. There are a lot of interchangeable parts. “