Missouri’s future is looking bright with the addition of Isabella Higginbottom.
The day after the NCAA recruitment shutdown period ended, the Tigers added 4-star guard and Top-60 overall recruit, according to ESPN, in the Class of 2021, Isabella Higginbottom from Batesville, Arkansas as the second Tiger commit.
The 5’7 point guard is the perfect fit for Missouri in that she has the ability to handle the ball and soar past defenders to get easy buckets in the paint in heavy traffic.
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She has a very high basketball IQ, which allows her to find the open teammate on the perimeter or on the inside, as well as the ability to create her own shot from three and the midrange.
Higginbottom’s style of play fits very well into Coach Pingeton’s system of perimeter shooting and sharing the basketball.
After losing Lauren Aldridge, Missouri’s prime ball handler, to graduation in 2019, the Tigers lacked in having a true point guard on a depleted 9-22 team. Despite having to wait another year for Higginbottom to appear in the black and gold, her skills will be necessary and needed as Missouri will be losing rising Redshirt-senior and true point guard Shug Dickson to graduation in 2021.
Higginbottom will be joining 5-star wing from Arizona Kiya Dorroh in a 2021 class that is bound to bring and continue the excitement of the highly anticipated 2020 recruiting class to Columbia.
Even though it’s two years away, Tiger fans have a lot to look forward to when Higginbottom suits up and makes her debut in the black and gold.
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