Annor Boateng, On3’s No. 17 overall player in the 2024 class, has committed to the Mizzou Tigers, becoming their fourth highest-ranked recruit in program history. Only Michael Porter Jr. (2017), Linas Kleiza (2003), and Tony Mitchell (2010) ranked higher than Boateng, a 6-foot-5 small forward from Little Rock (Ark.) Central.
Boateng chose to play for Tigers head coach Dennis Gates over a final group of Arkansas, Auburn, Georgia Tech, Indiana, LSU, Ohio State, and Virginia Tech.
He becomes the Tigers’ fourth commitment in the 2024 class. He joins four-star small forward Marcus Allen (No. 55), four-star center Peyton Marshall (No. 70), and three-star combo guard T.O. Barrett (No. 126).
Boateng on his commitment to Mizzou
Annor Boateng spoke to On3 about why he chose the Tigers.
“I chose Missouri because of the staff,” he said. “From my first unofficial visit, they showed that they wanted the best for me. (Dennis) Gates runs a great program over in Missouri and I know I’ll be in good hands.”
In his own words, what type of player is Missouri getting in Boateng?
“I would describe myself as an inside-out player. I’m good at attacking the rim and drawing fouls and I have been developing my outside shot for when they start anticipating the drive.”
Boateng has a message for Mizzou fans.
“I am ready to be accepted into the family and rep my new home.”
“Annor Boateng has a naturally strong frame with good length and athleticism. He has the upside to be a high-level defender and even shows flashes of that now, with his great effort and ability to move his feet or get into the passing lanes. Boateng shows flashes on offense, being able to create from the wing. His handle is confident in the half-court, and he can get downhill, into the mid-range, or to the rim off the bounce. The jump shot is inconsistent but not broken. He does a lot of things on the court that affects winning at the highest level.” – On3’s Jamie Shaw