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Michael Porter Jr. has ‘big plans’ for Mizzou next season

New Missouri basketball commit Michael Porter Jr. said Monday he has “big plans” and is working “behind the scenes” to ensure the program will rebound next season in a blog post for USA Today. Porter Jr. — who is the nation’s top 2017 basketball prospect, according to ESPN and Rivals — is in Chicago for the McDonald’s All-American Game on Wednesday.

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Ex-Mizzou star Harold Brantley rebuilt his life on, off field after harrowing car crash

Harold Brantley was a 6-foot-3, 295-pound freak athlete who was supposed to be the next big thing along the defensive line for the Missouri Tigers. But a near-fatal single-car crash on Father’s Day in 2015 changed the course of his journey. After drug rehab and a transfer to Northwest Missouri State because of academic issues, two years later, the humbled star is leaning on the lessons he learned while preparing for the NFL Draft.

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Former Mizzou coach Kim Anderson lands at Pitt State

Less than three weeks after he was fired at Missouri, former men’s basketball coach Kim Anderson was officially announced as the next coach at Pittsburg (Kan.) State. After three seasons with the Tigers, Anderson rejoins the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association, where he had tremendous success — and won the 2014 NCAA Division II national title — with Central Missouri.

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Michael Porter Sr. joins MU hoops staff, son released from Washington letter of intent

Michael Porter Sr., who was an assistant coach at Washington last season under Lorenzo Romar, will join new Missouri basketball coach Cuonzo Martin’s staff for the 2017-18 season. His son, former Father Tolton Catholic forward Michael Porter Jr., was released from the national letter of intent he signed with the Huskies in November, opening the door for him to join his dad with the Tigers.

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Michael Porter Jr.: Hopes to return thrill to Mizzou Arena

Newest Missouri men's basketball commit Michael Porter Jr. opened up about pressure and his desire to make Mizzou Arena thrive again Tuesday at the United Center in Chicago, where he will play in the McDonald's All-American Game on Wednesday evening.
Tod Palmer The Kansas City Star
Michael Porter Jr.: Hopes to return thrill to Mizzou Arena 4:06

Michael Porter Jr.: Hopes to return thrill to Mizzou Arena

Harold Brantley reflects on his life since the crash 2:06

Harold Brantley reflects on his life since the crash

Five things to know about Mizzou basketball recruit Michael Porter Jr. 0:53

Five things to know about Mizzou basketball recruit Michael Porter Jr.

Charles Harris: 'Take a chance on me or I'll make you pay' 4:37

Charles Harris: 'Take a chance on me or I'll make you pay'