Last night in three tweets:
Missouri has landed Canisius grad transfer Kassius Robertson, source told ESPN.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) May 3, 2017
Unfortunately the media never goes through the main source which is ME and ME ONLY I will be making my announcement tomorrow night No sooner— kassius (@Kash_Money_5) May 3, 2017
Imagine if Robertson changes his mind because of that Jeff Goodman report.— Mark Kim (@MarkJKim_) May 3, 2017
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.
Jontay Porter on the first team for the second weekend in a row https://t.co/kJsNYz8fj3— Gabe DeArmond (@GabeDeArmond) May 3, 2017
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.
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.
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.)
- Michael Scherer’s still looking for a landing spot. Good luck to him.
For those wondering about Mizzou's Michael Scherer, aka Big Grocery, several teams interested but nothing yet. Knee complicates things.— Jim Thomas (@jthom1) April 30, 2017
- Mizzou Baseball released some pent-up frustration yesterday evening, knocking Murray State around, 11-0. The win broke a six-game losing streak (in which Mizzou hit only .169) and was only the third time in eight games that the Tigers scored more than three runs. Meanwhile, it gave Steve Bieser a tie with Gene McArtor for most Mizzou wins by a first-year head coach. In theory, he’ll break that record pretty soon, eh?
- Mizzou Softball is off to Wichita State for a doubleheader. Ehren Earleywine’s Tigers are 28-23 and 31st in RPI and could probably keep its NCAA hopes intact with a split, but ... a sweep sounds better. (The Maneater had a nice profile on catcher Kirsten Mack recently, by the way.)
- It’s TSF Thank You Season!