Posted On: 09/10/20 6:57 AM

 For the second consecutive day, University of Missouri head coach Cuonzo Martin has landed a commitment from one of the state’s top prospects in the Class of 2021 

 After getting a verbal pledge from Kickapoo’s talented 6’8" forward Trevon BrazileTrevonBrazile6'8" | SFKickapoo | 2021StateMO on Tuesday, the Tigers then received a commitment from 6’9" power forward Yaya KeitaYayaKeita6'9" | PFDeSmet | 2021StateMO of DeSmet on Wednesday. Keita made his announcement on his Twitter account last night. He chose Mizzou over a bevy of other schools such as Iowa, Iowa State, SLU, West Virginia and many others.

 Keita is an athletic 225-pound forward who came to the St. Louis area from Mali three years ago to attend DeSmet. He is a high motor player who plays with a lot of activity at both ends of the floor. He is an excellent rebounder and shot blocker who loves to run the floor. During his sophomore year, he had 26 rebounds in a victory over Hazelwood Central in the championship game of the Parkway West Tournament.

 As a junior at DeSmet, Keita averaged 8.0 points and 9.4 rebounds while shooting 51 percent from the field on a very talented and balanced Spartans’ team that finished with a

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