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Jontay Porter called most improved prospect by national analyst

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Here are today’s Mizzou Links.

Last night in three tweets:




That was fun. Hopefully Robertson indeed makes it official that he’s coming to Mizzou tonight.

ANYWAY, you definitely didn’t see a post from us on Robertson committing last night. Nope. Nothing to see here. HEY LOOK OVER THERE JONTAY PORTER DID SOMETHING.

Rivals Roundtable: Surprising prospects, hot college programs

3. Who has shown the most improvement from last year at this time to this year?

BOSSI: I will go with Jontay Porter. Maybe it's that he's out of big brother Michael Porter Jr.'s shadow and he's always been this good but I think he's also improved tremendously. We recently moved him to five-star status in the class of 2018 but he's still underranked and is perhaps pushing for the national top 10. His skill, his feel for the game, his production and what he's done helping MoKan Elite to an 8-0 spring record are something else.

Nike EYBL Indy Most Valuable Player: Jontay Porter

Porter had a phenomenal opening weekend, averaging a double-double and erasing any doubts that MOKAN would be just as dangerous as last year. In fact, nobody would have faulted us for handing the MVP to this young man last weekend, but Porter kept his head down and turned in an even better all-around performance.

Head coach Chris Neff deploys an eight-man rotation, so Porter’s production is vital in a thin frontcourt. He’s hit numerous big shots during the eight game stretch, turning MOKAN into the best late-game squad on the circuit. He’s more of a point-forward, and has the ability to do the little things on top of run on offense.

Porter family reunion in Columbia portends well for Tigers

Some close to the Porters saw Seattle as a place where the family could put down permanent roots, considering the opportunities it provided. But there is a reason Bri backtracked when she talked about the time she visited “home” when her family lived in the Pacific Northwest.

“Well, to Seattle,” she corrected. ... “I shouldn’t have called it home.”

Among family members, the feeling was unanimous that “home” was Columbia. And for Lisa — whose sister, Robin Pingeton, coaches the Missouri women’s basketball team — a return wasn’t a question of if, but when.

From the moment they left, Bri said, “she was saying, ‘We’ll be back.’ ”

(Quite the understated headline there, Trib.)

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