Mizzou Coup: Twin Towers to Be Tigers

By Jim Thomas Of the Post-Dispatch | St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO), May 13, 1994 | Go to article overview

Mizzou Coup: Twin Towers to Be Tigers


Jim Thomas Of the Post-Dispatch, St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)


The Hearnes Center just became a high rise.

Sammie and Simeon Haley, 7-foot twins from Connors State College in Warner, Okla., signed letters of intent Thursday to play basketball at the University of Missouri.

Throw in Jefferson City High's Monte Hardge, who signed with Mizzou in the early signing period in November, and the Tigers will have three 7-footers on the prowl next season. Hardge will need polishing before he's ready to contribute. But the highly recruited Haley twins could be starters for coach Norm Stewart.

Auburn, Cincinnati and West Virginia were MU's closest competitors in what was an intense recruiting battle. As late as Tuesday, one source told the Post-Dispatch that Simeon wanted to go to West Virginia, Sammie wanted to sign with Missouri, and their mother, Catherine, was leaning toward Auburn.

Add to the mix the fact that Connors State coach Bill Muse all but had a standing offer to become an assistant coach at West Virginia if he could deliver the twins to Morgantown.

The final decision apparently came down to Missouri or West Virginia. Even Muse didn't know what the twins had decided until shortly before a news conference Thursday afternoon.

"Both schools fit us," said Simeon, who averaged 14 points and 10.9 rebounds a game last season. "The coaches were great; the styles of play were great."

"I'm glad it's over," said Sammie, who averaged 13.8 points and 10.8 rebounds a game. "It's the hardest decision I've ever had to make."

Originally from the Bronx, N.Y., the family moved to Myrtle Beach, S.C., after the twins finished eighth grade when an older brother died in a swimming accident. Neither met Proposition 48 academic requirements for NCAA Division I play out of high school, and that sent them along the junior-college route. …

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