Missouri’s Jontay Porter Declares For Draft

Missouri big man Jontay Porter has declared for the draft, he announced on Friday (via Twitter).

Porter is currently ranked No. 42 on ESPN Jonathan Givony’s Top 100 prospects list and probably would be significantly higher if not for serious knee issues. Porter missed his sophomore season after tearing the ACL and MCL in his right knee in October. He tore the same ACL again in March and had another surgery.

“In all honesty, I was impatient and completely naïve to think I was ready to get back on the court and play before I was cleared to (play),” he said in an Instagram post last month. “Word to the wise — never disobey doctor’s orders! I know I won’t make that mistake twice and will be back better than ever.”

In his freshman season, the 6’1’1” Porter averaged 9.9 PPG, 6.8 RPG, 2.2 APG and 1.7 BPG in 24.5 MPG while appearing in 33 games.

Porter explored his draft stock last year but decided to return to school. Michael Porter Jr., Jontay’s older brother, was drafted by the Nuggets with the 14th overall pick but didn’t appear in a game this season after undergoing back surgery.

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3 thoughts on “Missouri’s Jontay Porter Declares For Draft

    • Should had jumped last year when he played the full season… let’s hope he still gets drafted this year!

  1. kevincwilson

    I have a gut feeling he’ll end up back here in como again next fall somehow…he can still opt to return to school by like May 25th or something correct?

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