Friday, July 21, 2006

Summer updates

Just some quick notes from this week...
1 - Martin Rucker and David Overstreet were named to the media's All-Big 12 first team. Overstreet, an honorable-mention All-Big 12 player in 2005, led the Tigers with a career-high 100 tackles. He added two interceptions, three fumble recoveries and eight passes broken up, as well. Rucker, a junior tight end, had 47 catches, 567 yards and one touchdown a year ago - the first of two figures which led the team. In just two seasons, Rucker already ranks sixth alltime in Mizzou history among tight ends with 66 career catches for 830 yards. Rucker is a preseason candidate for the Mackey Award as well, awarded to the nation's best tight end.

2 - Jimmy McKinney signed to play basketball with Deutsche Bank Skyliners of the German League. McKinney finished his career ranked among Missouri's top 10 in a number of statistical categories, including free throw percentage (6th - .798), assists (8th - 349), three-point attempts (8th - 371) and three-point field goals (10th - 123). McKinney also made an impressive 115 starts during his four seasons and played in 123 consecutive games after missing the first game of his career with a fractured frontal sinus.

3 - Thomas Gardner played in the Rocky Mountain Revue with the San Antonio Spurs. The Revue was scheduled to finish today.

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