Tony Criswell, a 6-foot-9 power forward playing for Independence Community College, has committed to Missouri.

“If I already knew where I wanted to go, there wasn’t no need,” said Criswell, who also visited Auburn, Oklahoma, Oregon and Arkansas this month after tripping to Columbia on Sept. 3. “I really got warn out from all the recruiting process and everything going on. If I knew where I wanted to go and where my heart was, there wasn’t no use in me waiting.

“Me taking my recruiting trips, I was really just trying to get the feel of the schools,” Criswell added. “Missouri, when you go down the list, they have everything — from fans to the relationship with the team to the relationship with the coach. It was just a good fit.”

Criswell was a freshman redshirt last season at UAB, appearing in 21 games.