Missouri Tigers freshman forward Michael Porter Jr. has a hip injury, and as a result, the team will determine at shoot-around whether or not he will play against Wagner on Monday evening, head coach Cuonzo Martin has informed FanRag Sports. Porter is considered by many to be the top prospect in all of college basketball and the potential No. 1 overall pick in next June’s NBA Draft.
The Columbia, Missouri native played his high school basketball at two different programs, spending his first three years Father Tolton Regional Catholic High School before heading over to Nathan Hale High school in Seattle for his senior year. Porter originally committed to play his collegiate basketball at Washington, but he later de-committed from the Huskies and decided to play for Missouri, where his father is an assistant coach and his younger brother, Jontay, also plays.
The Tigers went a paltry 8-24 last season and have not made the NCAA Tournament since back in 2013. Missouri qualified for the “Big Dance” in five straight years between 2009 and 2013, making it all the way to the Elite Eight in 2009.
Jon Rothstein has been a college basketball insider for CBS Sports since 2010 and is the lead college basketball columnist for the FanRag Sports Network. He is also the host of the College Hoops Today Podcast via Compass Media Networks, which is available via iTunes. Rothstein is also a regular in-studio correspondent for both WFAN and CBS Sports Radio. He currently lives in Manhattan.