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2019 Schedule
4th in SEC
Proud moment for Porter, Martin (3:31)
Sexton, Kentucky lead the way for SEC in NBA Draft (5:05)
Porter ready to prove himself (0:59)
Porter says teams 'pretty comfortable' with medical reports (2:03)
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Porter: Injury reports 'got exaggerated a lot'

Michael Porter Jr., who appeared in only three games last season for Missouri because of back surgery, says recent reports on his injury status "got exaggerated a lot."

Porter Jr. found positives in missing most of freshman season (3:10)
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130dDavid Purdum and Darren Rovell

Colleges looking into betting compensation

Representatives from Missouri, Rutgers and UConn participated in a conference call with MLB to evaluate how they can be compensated for increased compliance costs caused by sports betting.

Windhorst: 'Porter absolutely a top-10 pick' (0:59)
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183dJeff Goodman

Missouri forward Porter declares for NBA draft

Missouri freshman Michael Porter Jr. has declared for the NBA draft. Despite appearing in only three games for the Tigers, Porter is likely to be selected in the top 10.

Takeaways from SEC men's basketball (2:36)
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191dMyron Medcalf

Next stop: NBA? Top talents had an early exit at NCAA tournament

With the way the tourney is shaping up, the later rounds might be lacking in future high NBA draft picks. Deandre Ayton, Collin Sexton and Trae Young all saw their seasons -- and probably their college careers -- come to an end.

Porter's ride ends in first round (3:51)
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192dAlex Scarborough

Missouri's Porter to 'take some time' on future

Potential NBA draft lottery pick Michael Porter Jr. said after Missouri was ousted from the NCAA tournament in a first-round loss to Florida State that he wouldn't rush to make a decision regarding next season.

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Missouri freshman Michael Porter Jr. took the loss to Florida State hard. It was difficult, he said, not being the kind of player he was accustomed to before surgery. But he's optimistic now that he's pain free for the first time in years.

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Michael Porter Jr. said he felt 65 percent his first game back when Missouri lost to Georgia in the first round of the SEC Tournament last week. I asked him if that's changed. He said he's maybe "5 percent" improved. Porter, a freshman with NBA draft lottery potential, missed all but the first 2 minutes of the regular season recovering from back surgery.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

According to our Giant Killers model, the 7-10 seed most likely to win in the second round is Missouri, with a 25% shot to beat Xavier.

Team Stats

Points Per Game72.7Tied-205th
Rebounds Per Game37.0Tied-92nd
Assists Per Game13.4184th
Points Allowed68.162nd

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Tournament History

Final Fours0
Tournament Record22-26
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances26