JEFFERSON CITY --- Dexter Frisbie hasn't disappeared.
At 6-11, 260, that's basically impossible.
Instead of disappearing, the 2016 graduate of Iberia is returning to form for the Missouri Southern Lions after last season's disappointing journey.
Frisbie, a redshirt sophomore, had a solid freshman campaign when he averaged five points and four rebounds a game. But last season was a non-starter --- he broke his left foot during the team's fourth practice in 2017, then as he was scheduled to return in mid-December, it was discovered he also had a stress fracture in his right foot.
There are bad breaks, then there are bad breaks.
Frisbie had surgeries on both feet and missed the entire season.
"He's had some tough breaks, but he's still working hard," Missouri Southern coach Jeff Boschee said." The good thing is, he's still a sophomore and he continues to get in the gym to work on his game.
"The more he does that and stays hungry, the better he's going to be."
Some players certainly would have disappeared after last season's incredible, double-dose of lousy luck, but not Frisbie.
"He's the type of kid that every coach wants on the team," Boschee said."He's a very positive individual and he understands his role, there's never any complaining from him."
The gentle giant says he's still not 100 percent.
"To be honest, I'm about 80 percent," Frisbie said. "It's been a year since I had surgery, so I think it's something I have to get used to. Hopefully, it gets better, I guess we'll see."
Missouri Southern came to Jefferson City on Saturday as the 20th-ranked Division II team in the country. Now, the Lions are unranked and not even receiving votes on the heels of their second straight loss, this one a 90-83 setback to the surging Lincoln Blue Tigers.
"We didn't come in locked in and ready to go." Frisbie said. "The last two games, we just haven't been playing our best.
"We just need to get our heads together, become as one, and get through it."
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