Missouri's Jontay Porter will enter NBA draft

Missouri Tigers sophomore Jontay Porter announced Friday he would be entering the NBA draft.

Porter missed the entire 2018-19 season after tearing his right ACL and MCL in October during a closed preseason scrimmage against Southern Illinois. Porter then re-tore his right ACL in March, a school spokesman told ESPN at the time.

The 6-foot-11 Porter is the younger brother of Michael Porter Jr., who was selected No. 14 in the 2018 draft despite playing just three games at Missouri due to a back injury.

Jontay Porter averaged 9.9 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.7 blocks as a freshman, but returned to the Tigers for his sophomore season despite being projected as a late first-round pick in 2018. He's now ranked No. 42 in ESPN's NBA draft rankings, slotting in as the No. 8 center.