COLUMBIA, MO (KTVI)- The University of Missouri-Columbia basketball team just got a big boost. On Saturday, Mizzou announced that Montaque “Teki” Gill-Caesar, a 6’ 6” forward, has signed a financial aid agreement to join the team for the upcoming season.
Gill-Caesar has been considered a top prospect for the 2015 recruiting class, but he graduated from high school in the spring, making him eligible to enroll in college this year. Originally from Ontario, Canada, he played three seasons of high school basketball at Huntington Prep in Huntington, WV. Huntington Prep’s head coach, Rob Fulford, joined the Mizzou staff as an assistant earlier this summer.
In a news release, 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.”
Last season at Huntington Prep, Gill-Caesar averaged 16.1 points, 6.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.7 steals. Schools such as Marquette, Memphis, Michigan State, West Virginia and Wichita State also tried to recruit him.
Mizzou has also recruited freshman guards Namon Wright and Tramaine Isabell and forwards D’Angelo Allen and Jakeenan Gant.