W. Dawkins

Mizzou’s Porter Hints He Could Return This Year

Author: W. Dawkins
Missouri’s Porter Hints He Could Return This Year

Missouri superstar freshman Michael Porter Jr., who had back surgery last week and was ruled out for the season, hinted on Instagram that he could return this year.

 

The 6-10 forward underwent a “microdiscectomy of the L3-L4 spinal discs” spinal back procedure last Tuesday and the university announced that recovery time from the surgery would be three-to-four months, ending his season.

 

But Porter disputed this on Instagram stating, “Just letting y’all know whoever said it was gonna take 3-4 months to recover lied.”

 

A possible early return by Porter, ESPN’s No. 2 player in the 2017 high school class who was expected to go No. 1 or No. 2 in the 2018 NBA Draft, would be an incredible lift for the Tigers.

 

“The potential return of Porter would be a significant boost for a Missouri team that is off to a solid 5-1 record in the 2017-18 campaign,” wrote the Bleacher Report’s Scott Polacek. “The Tigers haven’t been to the NCAA tournament since the 2012-13 season, and Porter’s presence on the roster was one reason for optimism the streak would end.”

 

Porter averaged a whopping 36.4 points and 13.5 rebounds for Nathan Hale High School (Seattle) last year, leading the team to an undefeated season and the Washington state 3A championship.

 

The previous season as a junior, Porter averaged 28.5 points as a junior at Father Tolton Catholic (Columbia, MO).

 

Porter’s dad had moved the family from Missouri to the northwest two summers ago after taking an assistant coaching job at Washington.

 

Porter, who decommitted from Washington after coach Lorenzo Romar’s firing, committed to Mizzou after his father Michael Porter Sr. accepted an assistant job at the school this summer under new Missouri coach Cuonzo Martin.

 

Porter, Jr. also averaged 22.8 points and 10.9 rebounds in the Nike EYBL in 2016, leading Mokan Elite to the Peach Jam title alongside No. 23 2017 HS recruit Trae Young (Oklahoma).

 

For more basketball news go to http://www.blacktoptv.com/

Top Stories corner

No. 38 Sr SG Keith Williams Commits To Cincinnati

No. 38 Sr SG Keith Williams Commits To Cincinnati

247 Sports’ No. 38 ranked high school senior shooting guard Keith Williams has committed to Cincinnati.

 

The 6-5 Williams out of Bishop Loughlin (Brooklyn, NY) averaged 15 points and 4.3 rebounds for New Heights on the Under Armour circuit this year.

 

Bishop Loughlin is the same NYC school that produced former…

NBADL’s Drive Name USFs Rex Walters New Coach

See Ex-KU Star Rex Walters' 7th Grade Son Gunner (VIDEO)

The NBA D-League’s Grand Rapids Drive, an affiliate of the Detroit Pistons, has named Rex Walters as their new head coach.

 

“Rex Walters brings a wealth of basketball knowledge and experience and has a passion for developing young players,” Pistons head coach and VP of Operations Stan Van Gundy said…

UMES’ Devin Martin MEAC Player Of Week

PORTUGAL SOCCER PORTUGUESE LEAGUE

Devin Martin of Maryland Eastern Shore was named the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Men’s Basketball Player of the Week on Monday.

The 6-4 senior guard from Baltimore, Md. poured in a career-high 37 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in a 115-86 win over Central Pennsylvania.

Martin shot a blistering 78-percent from…

D3 St. Thomas Beats Benedictine To Win NCAA Title

St_Thomas_D3_ChampsNEW427

No. 8 St. Thomas (MN) beat previously-unbeaten No. 2 Benedictine (Ill.) 82-76 to win the 2016 NCAA Division III men’s basketball championship.

 

Taylor Montero had a season-high 27 points with 11 rebounds, Ryan Saarela scored 26 points while grabbing 10 boards, and Grant Shaeffer chipped in 14 points for St….

Recommended Stories corner

No. 38 Sr SG Keith Williams Commits To Cincinnati 247 Sports’ No. 38 ranked high school senior shooting guard Keith Williams has committed to Cincinnati.   The 6-5 Williams out of Bishop Lo...
TCU’s Chauncey Collins Drops 29 In NBADL Tryouts Former TCU star Chauncey Collins poured in 29 points to lead his Team 1 past Team 2, 83-67 in the 2016 NBA D-League National Tryout Afternoon Session ...
Brazil’s Izabela Leite Named To FIBA U17 Team Explosive scorer Izabela Leite was named to the Brazil team that will compete at the 2016 FIBA U17 Women's World Championships in Zaragoza, Spain on J...
poll corner left
Poll
poll corner right

Will More High School Kids Skip College and Complete a One Season Stint Overseas For a Quick Million Dollar Pay Day Before Entering The NBA Draft

Loading ... Loading ...
ad
ad