Call it Decision Monday for Missouri men’s basketball.
The Tigers will await decisions from two, possibly three, prospective players who will narrow their searches for colleges from a group of finalists to where they’ll suit up next.
MU has two open scholarship spots for the 2020-21 season as the program is only departing one player due to graduation, Reed Nikko.
Nikko’s spot is being taken by the Tigers’ lone Class of 2020 signee entering Monday, 7-foot-3 center Jordan Wilmore.
Wilmore most recently played for Atlanta’s Skills Factory Prep School for a season after graduating from high school. The 247Sports composite rates Wilmore as a 3-star prospect and the 64th best center in the Class of 2020.
The other two scholarships were previously occupied by Mario McKinney Jr. and Tray Jackson, two members of Missouri’s recruiting class for 2019. Both have since entered the transfer portal.
McKinney now suits up for Logan Community College in Carterville, Illinois. Jackson has yet to announce a future destination.
Here’s a little more about each of the three players Cuonzo Martin and company are in contention for on Monday and possibly beyond.
The lone player without college experience on this list is Josh Christopher, a 6-foot-5 shooting guard from Lakewood, California.
Christopher will announce his college destination on Monday after a standout prep career where he picked up over 20 Division I offers, according to the 247Sports composite. Courtside Films announced Christopher’s incoming decision on Saturday on social media.
His final five is Missouri, Michigan, Arizona State, UCLA and USC. Christopher is the cousin of Tigers’ strength and conditioning coach Nicodemus Christopher.
Caleb Christopher, one of Josh’s older brothers, is a point guard at Arizona State. USC was recently switched into his top five with Kentucky, making way for the Trojans.
Of the four schools to consistently appear in Christopher’s top five, Missouri was the only school where he didn’t take an official visit. He was on campus for Mizzou Madness as a junior in October 2018.
Christopher still had one official visit left after stops with Michigan, Arizona State, UCLA and Howard. 247Sports predicts that Christopher will choose Michigan.
The Bowling Green graduate transfer has narrowed his list to four: Missouri, Marquette, Iowa State and returning to play for the Falcons.
The 6-foot-4 guard will make his decision on Monday, CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein reported on Saturday. If Turner officially transfers to MU, he’ll be immediately eligible to play for his final season of college basketball.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Turner has not taken any on-campus visits to help with his decision.
Last season at Bowling Green, Turner averaged 18.8 points per game, higher than any MU player, in 25 games. Turner also had 4.6 rebounds per game and 2.5 assists per game.
With two years of college eligibility remaining, DeJulius leaves a Michigan program with several talented players fighting for playing time.
DeJulius has narrowed his list of finalists to Missouri, Iowa State, Marquette and Cincinnati.
Jake Weingarten of Stockrisers.com reported Saturday that DeJulius will make his decision this upcoming week.
The 6-foot guard averaged just under 21 minutes per game with the Wolverines last season, averaging seven points per game and 2.4 rebounds per game.
Due to COVID-19, DeJulius also has not taken any on-campus visits to help with his decision.
DeJulius played in a sixth-man role for Michigan as a sophomore.