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Missouri adds Montaque Gill-Caesar to 2014 recruiting class

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Four-star recruit Montaque Gill-Caesar has committed to Missouri and will be eligible to play immediately, the school announced Saturday.

Gill-Caesar was the No. 31-ranked player in the class of 2015 but is re-classifying to 2014.

"Teki is an outstanding addition to our family and fills a position of need for us on the wing," Head Coach Kim Anderson said. "Teki has all the tools to be a big time talent over the course of his college career and fits extremely well with the young perimeter players we have in the program because they are so versatile. He can shoot the ball on the perimeter, he can attack the rim off the bounce, he can use his size and leaping ability to rebound over bigger players and he has great presence on the defensive end of the floor. He will have an opportunity to come in an contribute right away and gives us another important influx of talent as he joins Keith (Shamburger) in arriving next month."

The 6-foot-6, 195-pound small forward drew scholarship offers from Marquette, Memphis and Michigan State, among other programs.

Gill-Caesar averaged 16.1 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists last season at Huntington Prep (Huntington, WV). In June, Missouri hired Rob Fulford, the founder and former head coach of Huntington Prep, as an assistant.

Gill-Caesar joins a recruiting class that includes forward Jakeenan Grant, guards Tramaine Isabell and Namon Wright and small forward D'Angelo Allen.

After going 29-6 and failing to qualify for the NCAA Tournament last season, Missouri hired Kim Anderson to replace Frank Haith, who left for Tulsa.

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- Chris Johnson

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