Missouri freshman Michael Porter Jr. set to play in SEC Tournament

08 March, 2018, 01:34 | Author: Miranda Cannon
  • Missouri's Michael Porter Jr. Will Reportedly Return For Tomorrow's SEC Tournament Game

Missouri head coach Cuonzo Martin confirmed Wednesday that elite recruit Michael Porter Jr.

The 6-foot-10 Porter, the top prep prospect in the country last season, played in only two minutes of the Tigers' season opener before he was injured.

Porter's return will make Missouri a risky team in the NCAA Tournament.

At practice today in St. Louis where the tournament will be held, Porter showed of some serious consistency from beyond the 3-point line.

Martin also noted Porter will not start in the game, he will come off the bench.

"It had to be completely up to him to say coach I'm ready to go, I feel good about it", Martin said.

"Unless Mike says otherwise, that's what it is", Martin said.

The Tigers will play the victor of Wednesday's game between Georgia and Vanderbilt in the second round of the SEC tournament. Porter Jr. had initially committed to the Huskies. Tipoff will be about 30 minutes following the first game of the day, which begins at 1 p.m. ET.

Porter was medically cleared in February and has practiced with the team sporadically since.

After finishing the regular season with a 20-11 record, Missouri is now projected as a No. 8 seed in the NCAA tournament by ESPN's Joe Lunardi.



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