Missouri star Xavier Pinson already has a short list who have reached out since he hit the portal

On Tuesday, Missouri second leading scorer made the surprise decision to hit the transfer portal and on Thursday we got the first look at his list of suitors. Per his AAU program "Mac Irvin Fire" in Chicago, the early list of schools that have reached out includes Missouri's SEC rivals Auburn, Arkansas and Kentucky, as well as Nebraska, St. Louis and San Diego State. Expect the list of schools to continue to expand the longer Pinson is in the portal.

Like Justin Powell from Auburn, one factor in Pinson's decision could be whether or not the SEC changes a rule which would force any player who transfers in-conference to sit out for a season. He averaged 13.6 points and 2.9 assists per game for the Tigers last season.