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Cuonzo Martin meets his first Missouri team ... most of it, anyway

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Here are today’s Mizzou Links.

Mizzou Network’s latest video is one you might enjoy just a bit.

I’ll tell you something: it’s jarring to watch the camera bounce back and forth between new and old players. Kevin Puryear, then Michael Porter Jr. Terrence Phillips, then Jeremiah Tilmon. It’s like two different teams merged together. A bit disorienting.

And I’m pretty sure I shared this when it came out a month or so ago, but this video’s pretty fun to watch too.

Of course, there’s one more likely member of the 2017-18 roster that isn’t an official member just yet. Jontay Porter is busy racking up some last-minute AAU awards, and then, as Sam mentioned on Monday and as I mentioned on Sunday, we’re assuming he joins the team.

Porter had himself a hell of an EYBL run recently.

Games Played: 16 GP

Team Record: 11-5

Stats: 18.1 PPG, 46.3 FG%, 43.2 FG% (38 3PTM), 12.6 RPG, 2.6 BPG, 2.2 APG, 1.1 SPG (1.3 FPG)

Losing two of the top 20 players in the country is never easy for a program, especially when those two players were co-MVPs of the Peach Jam the year before. Jontay Porter not only helped ease the pain of playing without older brother Michael and Trae Young, for a while, he nearly made people forget about their dominance with some of his own. A double-double waiting to happen, Porter is simply the straw that stirs the drink for MOKAN. His experience from last season will give them a huge boost come July, and while he may reclassify to the 2017 class in August, we are thrilled we get to see Porter compete one last time in the EYBL.

Basically, he attempted about 5.5 3-pointers per game, made nearly half of them, and still grabbed 12.6 rebounds per game. That’s one of the most unique combinations I can fathom. He’s ready.


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