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BenFred: Why Jontay Porter's first half against Wagner was so encouraging

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One must exercise caution when it comes to drawing conclusions about two games worth of evidence. Especially when one of the games is a lopsided affair, like the Tigers' blowout of over-matched Wagner on Monday night at Mizzou Arena. But I feel comfortable making this statement: Jontay Porter could become an incredibly important player for Mizzou, and I'm not talking about down the road. I mean right now. Today.

All eyes will continue to be on his older brother's injured leg. And Jeremiah Tilmon is a starter, and deservedly so. But with MPJ out again and Tilmon in foul trouble again, Jontay Porter spent Monday night showing those who were paying attention how his versatility can be a nightmare for opponents.