Michael Porter Jr., newly drafted to the Denver Nuggets, is from Columbia, Mo., and played for the Missouri Tigers as a forward. Despite being a projected top-10 NBA pick, he nearly fell out of the draft lottery on Thursday.
Mizzou's Michael Porter Jr., newly drafted to the Denver Nuggets, went No. 14 overall after concerns about his health were enough to convince teams drafting in the top 10 to not take a risk with him. Porter had back surgery in November.
Missouri's Michael Porter Jr., a projected top-10 pick in the NBA Draft, could continue impacting Mizzou's basketball recruiting. He's projected to go to multiple teams, like the Bulls and Grizzlies, that play in cities the Tigers recruit.
Mizzou's Michael Porter and KU's Billy Preston are two prospects who carry an allure into the 2018 NBA Draft. Mitchell Robinson and Anfernee Simons are others. History has proven that NBA teams like taking risks on the unknown quantities.
Mizzou's Michael Porter is projected to be a top-seven pick in the 2018 NBA Draft. Mock drafts from Sports Illustrated, ESPN and others have him landing with a few teams, including the Sacramento Kings, Dallas Mavericks and Chicago Bulls.
Caleb Love, a 2020 recruit out of St. Louis, is the sort of positionless player Mizzou coach Cuonzo Martin wants. The Missouri Tigers were one the first programs to contact him on Friday, when coaches could first contact rising juniors.
Former MU guard Kareem Rush will hold a KU-Missouri alumni basketball game on July 28 Silverstein Eye Centers Arena in Independence. The game, set for a 7:30 p.m. tipoff, will benefit Rush’s “Rush Forward Foundation” and the Boys and Girls Club.
The financial impact of Michael Porter Jr., the soon-to-be NBA first-round draft pick, at Mizzou is tough to measure against other college players who took a similar path, like Ben Simmons or Markelle Fultz. The Tigers' basketball revenue increased 70.9 percent last season.
A loaded edition of this week in Mizzou recruiting is back with updates on Josh Christopher, Caleb Love, E.J. Liddell and more. Plus, Barry Odom's thoughts on early official visits now that he's done a few.
Moses Moody, a Class of 2020 guard from Little Rock, Ark., who's targeted by Mizzou, is playing a year up and having a big spring on a Bradley Beal Elite team that features E.J. Liddell, Mario McKinney, Terrence Hargrove and Francis Okoro.
Former Kansas and NBA basketball star Paul Pierce has been announced as one of the 13 inductees to the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame's 2018 class. Others include former MLB first baseman Adam Laroche and Larry Drew, former Wyandotte, Missouri and NBA coach.
Class of 2020 basketball recruit Josh Christopher, arguably the Missouri Tigers' top target for that class, played well at the Nike Elite 100 camp in St. Louis and is trying out for the US under-17 team. He also is acquaintances with Shaq and Migos.
The Missouri Tigers men's basketball team will rely on Jordan Geist at point guard again next season. Head coach Cuonzo Martin said the rising Mizzou senior could average six assists per game but needs to cut down on his turnovers.
Missouri coach Cuonzo Martin is entering his second summer in charge of the Mizzou Tigers men's basketball. He believes having veterans who understand what he wants — such as Jontay Porter, Kevin Puryear and Jordan Geist — is important.
The Missouri Tigers will play in a Southeastern Conference men's basketball schedule next season. During Cuonzo Martin's second season at MU, Mizzou will play these SEC teams twice: Arkansas, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas A&M.
Jordan Geist enters his senior season at Mizzou knowing he will play lots of minutes at point guard for the Tigers. He said on June 6, 2018 that he wants to spend this summer working on playing under control more often.
Kevin Puryear is entering his senior year at Mizzou. With Jontay Porter and Jeremiah Tilmon returning, Puryear said on June 6, 2018, that he needs to be comfortable playing on the perimeter for Missouri.