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Michael Porter Jr. wants to “leave a legacy” at Missouri. Be still, our beating hearts.

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NCAA Basketball: SEC Basketball Tipoff Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

It’s two days to Homecoming, and we’re once again talking hoops. What a time to be alive.

Mizzou sent Cuonzo Martin, Michael Porter Jr., and Kevin Puryear to Nashville for SEC Hoops media day yesterday, and Porter stole the show in a few different ways.

For starters, he was named preseason SEC co-player of the year with Georgia’s Yante Maten and Texas A&M’s Robert Williams. But he also continued to insist that he’s not guaranteed to jump after one year.

While meeting with reporters at SEC Media Day on Wednesday, Porter emphasized the fact that he’s considering spending more than one year with the Tigers.

"Everybody thinks I'm not serious when I say that, but I actually might spend more than one year in college."

Porter said his main goal is to “leave a legacy” at Mizzou, and that he would consider returning for his sophomore year if the team struggles. Missouri hasn’t made the NCAA tournament in five years.

I mean, a) we will all continue to assume he’s gone until he isn’t, and b) part of the sentiment is based on Missouri struggling this year, so a one-and-done probably means this year was a lot of fun. I think Mizzou fans would be fin with him staying only one year if that’s the case. Regardless ... it’s easy to get a bit of a gleam in your eye when he starts talking about legacies and what Missouri means to him.

Oh yeah, and then Porter also said that Sunday’s scrimmage against Kansas ... isn’t a scrimmage. Mizzou is playing to win. He knows every button to push. (Be careful if you’re trying to find tickets to that, by the way.)

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