Missouri Tigers guard Montaque Gill-Caesar will not return to the university for his sophomore season. Missouri’s athletic department made the announcement in a statement posted on the official website for school athletics.
Head coach Kim Anderson offered a brief statement on Gill-Caesar’s departure.
“We wish Montaque the best,” Anderson said. “In an evolving conversation this week, Montaque informed our program of his future plans. He intends to resume his education and playing career at a different institution. We will assist him in every way possible in that transition, pending the completion of academic obligations he committed to with our staff. Our program cannot thank Montaque and his family enough for being a part of the Mizzou Basketball Family.”
A former four-star recruit out of West Virginia’s Huntington Prep, Gill-Caesar averaged 9.1 points and shot 36 percent from the field in his lone season with the Tigers, the team’s first under Anderson. It turned out to be a rough season, as Mizzou went 9-23 (3-15 SEC) and finished dead last in the SEC. It was the team’s worst finish since 2006, when Quin Snyder started the season as head coach before resigning and being replaced with Melvin Watkins.
Just where Gill-Caesar will end up in the future remains to be seen, but Campus Sports will update his transfer process as more information becomes available.
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