Missouri’s Xavier Pinson enters portal

Despite the 2021 NCAA men’s and women’s college basketball tournaments still going on, many of the teams’ seasons are already over. So, there is already a lot of news to get into to begin the 2021 off-season.

On Tuesday, Missouri second leading scorer Xavier Pinson (13.6 PPG, 2.9 APG) announced his intentions to transfer from Missouri via Instagram. Pinson has a single year of eligibility but could also consider the NBA Draft waters, similar to what he did last year before returning to Columbia.

George Mason announced the hiring of Tennessee assistant Kim England as its next head coach. English played his college basketball at Missouri, leading the Tigers to two Big 12 tournament titles from 2008-2012. Ben Johnson as hired to replace Richard Pitino at Minnesota.

Archie Miller was fired after four seasons by Indiana. He finished with a 67-58 overall record and a 33-44 record in Big Ten play.

Pittsburgh Forward Justin Champagnie, Florida Guard Tre Mann, and North Carolina big man Day’Ron Sharpe have all announced they will test draft waters. Justin can return as he has not signed with an agent and Mann and Sharpe will sign with agents, meaning they can not return.

By Carter Huff

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