By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Missouri Tigers forward Jontay Porter is having a bad year. First, he tore his ACL in a scrimmage against the Southern Illinois Salukis in October 2018.
After missing the entire 2018-19 season, Porter suffered another torn ACL injury on Saturday. This is to the same right knee that he injured months ago, according to the Kansas City Star.
He was injured while in Denver, Colorado. He reportedly suffered the injury when he was working out on the court.
As a freshman, the Columbia, Missouri native appeared in 33 games, including seven starts. He had 9.9 points, 6.8 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 0.8 steals, and 1.7 blocks per game in 24.5 minutes per contest.
Porter is the brother of Michael Porter, who was selected with the 14th overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft. He was the final pick in the lottery after appearing in just three games with the Tigers during the 2018-19 season.
Michael Porter had spinal surgery in November 2017 that cost him nearly all of his freshman season, before entering the NBA Draft.
When Jontay Porter played as a freshman, he was voted as the SEC Co-Sixth Man of the Year.
With Porter suffering his second torn ACL injury within the past several months, he is going to have a lengthly rehab. He could be sidelined for a year or longer.
Any potential hopes of this Porter brother being drafted is slim to none right now. If he does return to basketball down the road, he will have to prove himself.
However, with two ACL injuries, teams may not be willing to take a gamble on him. He may have to work his way through the G-League or overseas, before potentially earning a shot at the Association.
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