One of the more unfortunate developments that has occurred during the 2017-18 college basketball season has been the complete lack of Michael Porter Jr. Expected to be one of the best freshmen in the nation and a potential top-three 2018 NBA Draft pick, Porter played two minutes in the team’s season opener and hasn’t played since. It was eventually revealed that he needed surgery that was expected to keep him out all year.
But in an interesting twist, it appears that there’s a chance that Porter will get the chance to play this season. There’s no indication of how good of a chance he has to take the floor, but Missouri coach Cuonzo Martin opened the window for a possible return.
The Tigers took down Ole Miss on Tuesday night, 75-69. After the game, Martin spoke with the media and said he “wouldn’t be shocked” if his star forward played this season.