Just weeks after his former head coach at Huntington Prep, Rob Fulford, accepted an assistant coach position with the Missouri men’s basketball team, Montaque Gill-Caesar revealed he too will be joining the Tigers. And to add to the already great news for Missouri fans, the four-star Canadian wing will reclassify from the class of 2015 into 2014, making him available for the upcoming season. More from the Kansas City Star:
Missouri’s men’s basketball team filled its final remaining scholarship Saturday, announcing that Montaque Gill-Caesar had signed a financial aid agreement.
Gill-Caesar — a 6-foot-6 small forward from Ontario, Canada, who played for Tigers assistant Rob Fulford at Huntington Prep in West Virginia the last two years — had planned to enter college in 2015.
Instead, Gill-Caesar, who often goes by the nickname “Teki,” reclassified and will be eligible immediately at Missouri. He graduated from high school last spring.
“I’m so excited to be joining the University of Missouri family and cannot wait to get on campus and get to work,” Gill-Caesar said in a release from MU Athletics. “Everything about my visit to Mizzou (in late June) was perfect, but I wanted to be thorough make the decision that was best for me and my family.
“I already had great relationships with coach Rob (Fulford) and (Tigers associate head) coach (Tim) Fuller, but having a chance to meet coach Anderson and get to know him on a personal level just put everything over the top. I want to thank my family and everyone at Huntington Prep for their support and I’m ready to be a Missouri Tiger.”