Former Mizzou player Sean Durugordon entered the transfer portal after just 12 games with the program. He averaged 3.2 points per game and 1.2 rebounds per game in his lone season at Missouri, but don’t let the numbers fool you.
This is the same guard that scored 11 points against current 1 seed Kansas in just six minutes of playing time. He entered the portal in January of 2022 and Mizzou will miss out on his dynamic scoring ability.
“Just opportunity,” he said of his decision to leave Mizzou. “I showed my worth in practices, I just never got a real chance in games to show what I was capable of in games. I felt I could’ve helped the team a lot this year if I was allowed to get into rhythm.”
Durugordon played sparingly for the 12-21 Tigers, who finished 5-13 in SEC conference play. He played double-digits minutes in one game this seasons, against then-18 ranked Kentucky, where he finished with 6 points. Durugordon gained plenty of notoriety his senior season for his scoring ability. The 6-foot-7 wing can score with just about anyone, and his long arms and frame make him a very capable defender at the next level. As noted previously, all he needed was a chance and he’s hoping that comes at his next landing spot.
“I’m hoping to land somewhere where the coaches will believe in me, allow me to grow through my mistakes and be patient with me,” he explained. “As for culture, just selflessness…an everyone eats type of culture.”
It has been reported that plenty of programs are showing interest and many are still gathering information. Durugordon is certainly a hot commodity in the portal and will be eager to showcase exactly what everyone missed out on.
“I think people missed out on my scoring ability. Numbers didn’t really show it this year because I was never really able to get into flow of my game but I can really score the ball and at a very efficient rate,” Durugordon said. “The first day I step on campus at my new school, people are going to see how good I can shoot the ball.”
“The numbers won’t show it at Mizzou because I was never warmed up when I got into the game and I wanted to be as efficient as possible when I got in. So I always attacked the rim. But my shooting, is something that everyone is going to find out about real soon.”