Until Michael Porter Jr. plays a full game for Missouri, his injury will be the most important story surrounding this Tigers basketball team. But on Monday against Wagner, the Porter who was on the court, Michael’s younger brother Jontay, showed the versatility that makes him a devastating option for MU to bring off the bench.
The 6-foot-11, 17-year-old forward scored 11 points on 5-of-8 shooting, grabbed a team-high eight rebounds and recorded four assists. He did this just 21 minutes, some of which he likely took in place of his older brother.
“I was thinking about that today … how long it will take him to catch up to me,” the younger Porter said when asked about when his older brother will post up better statistics than him.