Missouri won just half of its final 22 games en route to missing the NCAA tournament for the first time in six years, ending its season with a second-round NIT loss to Southern Mississippi. Earnest Ross, Jabari Brown and Jordan Clarkson combined to score 70 percent of the Tigers' points this season, and all three might be gone next season.
Ross exhausted his eligibility while Brown and Clarkson both consider entering June's NBA draft. Brown leads the Southeastern Conference this season with 19.9 points per game while Clarkson ranks seventh with 17.5 points per game. Ross averaged 14. Three new transfers will become eligible for next season for Missouri (23-12, 9-9), which must improve its ball-handling and find new scorers.
Who those players will be remains to be seen, but coach Frank Haith hopes to avoid a repeat of this year.