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.
Introducing your 2017 NIKE EYBL Regular Season Most Valuable Player Finalists:#2017EYBL pic.twitter.com/iu1JTe9N75— D1 Circuit (@D1Circuit) June 5, 2017
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.
- The KC Star’s Tod Palmer broke down Missouri’s 2017 schedule. I think I see 6-6. Meanwhile, Palmer also spoke to Jim Sterk about football and Barry Odom. “Talking to the leaders of the team, if they don’t win the (SEC East) championship, they’re going to be very disappointed and I think they’ll be surprised. They’re focused on doing that, so I think (Odom) has got them in a great place and he’s going to continue to move them forward. He’s a very good coach and he was hired for good reasons and has had great success (as a coordinator), so I’m very excited about the future.”
- PowerMizzou’s Brian Austin broke down what the Tyrone Collins commitment means for Mizzou’s defense.
- Oh hey look, another award for Karissa Schweizer.