Illinois transfer Smith picks Mizzou

Illinois transfer Mark Smith gave Missouri a verbal commitment Saturday night.

COLUMBIA -- Missouri basketball picked up a verbal commitment from Illinois transfer Mark Smith late Saturday night.

Smith, the 2017 Mr. Basketball in Illinois, was a four-star recruit after playing at Edwardsville High School. He played just one season with the Illini, averaging 5.8 points per game.

Per NCAA transfer rules, Smith will have to sit out the 2018-2019 season.

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