Wednesday’s NBA bubble action had some good performances from former Tigers. First, it was Jordan Clarkson contributing 14 points and four rebounds in Utah’s 124-115 win over Memphis. And after Michael Porter Jr.’s career-high 37 point performance on Monday, he followed that up with another big game on Wednesday. In a 132-126 win over the Spurs, Porter Jr. had another double-double, leading the Nuggets with 30 points and 15 rebounds.
Here are MPJ’s first-half highlights:
Michael Porter Jr's 1st half vs Spurs— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) August 5, 2020
14 PTS (team-high)
He had a career-high 37 in his last game. pic.twitter.com/ZMTPNzlV6f
Oh yeah....he finally looks healthy now.
Here are some more impressive stats from MPJ, acording to ESPN Stats and Info.
Michael Porter Jr. had 30 points and 15 boards today after going for 37 and 12 on Monday.— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) August 5, 2020
His 67 points over that 2-game span are the most by a Nuggets rookie in franchise history.
He is the first rookie with consecutive 30-point, 10-rebound games since Blake Griffin in 2011. pic.twitter.com/m1qAhqDS7G
Michael Porter Jr. is the first NBA rookie ever with 30 points, 15 rebounds, and 5 3-pointers in a single game. pic.twitter.com/5tXac5eSLC— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) August 5, 2020
Moving on the the high school sports landscape, the Missouri State High School Athletics Association announced on Wednesday that schools in Missouri that are not having in-person classes for the 2020-2021 school year can still participate in their activities. This seems to be positive news for the Mizzou football in-state commitments in hopes of playing their senior seasons.
And stay tuned for the SEC football schedule to be released perhaps at the end of this week.
No SEC schedules will be released tonight, according to multiple sources. League is holding off on releasing until tomorrow or Friday. Full schedule will be out by the end of the week. @abc_columbia— Mike Gillespie (@MikeABCColumbia) August 5, 2020
Whenever Mizzou’s 10-game SEC schedule is announced, we’ll of course have it covered here at Rock M Nation.
Onto the links!
Yesterday at Rock M
- Bend Don’t Break: A Defensive Series, Part Two - by Tim Bussen
- Brandon Kiley has the latest Mizzou Football Recruiting Reset: Where does Mizzou still need to focus its recruiting attention?
- ($$) Mitchell Forde writes that Mizzou basketball is hitching hopes to ‘Barcelona’ offense
- Mitchell Forde takes a look at the cornerbacks on the latest Mizzou camp preview
- ($$) The latest edition of the Macadoodle’s Mailbag is out, from Gabe DeArmond
- Big Ten reveals football schedule; SEC slate still coming together, writes Dave Matter
- ($$) Peter Baugh has the latest Missouri recruiting update: The top remaining 2021 targets and a peek at 2022
(Columbia Daily Tribune)
- Eric Blum writes that Mizzou Hoops looks to ascend the SEC with their core intact
- The College Football Playoff has announced their new dates for this season
- According to Will Muschamp, the SEC will be testing players three days a week.
The SEC plans on testing players on Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays each week, Will Muschamp says. @TheAthleticCFB— Josh Kendall (@JoshTheAthletic) August 5, 2020
- The Big Ten announced their season’s schedule, beginning on September 5th......maybe.
The football schedule starts as early as the weekend of Sept. 5 with final games slated for Nov. 21 to align with academic calendars. The Big Ten Football Championship Game remains scheduled for Dec. 5 at Lucas Oil Stadium, though it could be moved as late as Dec. 19. pic.twitter.com/vWp3OSifBc— Big Ten Conference (@bigten) August 5, 2020
- On KTGR.com. Souichi Terada joined Matt Michaels and Andy Humphrey to discuss Mizzou’s quarterback competition and the state of College Football.
- According to 247Sports’ DUshawn London, Missouri has offered Avery Brown, a four-star point guard from Connecticut.
4 ⭐️ point guard Avery Brown recruitment is starting to pick up. Brown was recently offered by Indiana and Missouri and receiving strong interest from Ohio State and Georgia among others. @_averybrown3 @PSACardinals @NMHbasketball pic.twitter.com/fJQ81iZUoq— Dushawn London (@DushawnLondon1) August 5, 2020
- From the Washington Post, Max Scherzer exited early with tweaked hamstring. Scherzer called it a minor injury and expects to make his next start.
- On ESPN.com, UConn Football becomes the first FBS team to cancel their season
- STLToday’s Benjamin Hochman has a good piece here on Jayson Tatum (editor’s note: so good)
- No surprise here, but NCAA Division III has made the decision to cancel fall championships this season. The same for Division II as well. You next, Division 1?
- The recruiting dead period is expected to extend to September 30th, according to Bryan Fischer
Source: NCAA expected to extend the recruiting dead period through at least Sept. 30. Currently through Aug. 31.— Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) August 5, 2020
- Kassius Robertson doing Kassius Robertson things, scoring 28 points on Tuesday for the Niagara River Lions. Way to go, Kash!
- The SEC was the first to do this, but a scholarship commitment must be honored if a student-athlete opts out this season. An obvious, but good decision by the NCAA.
This is big: All NCAA student-athletes must be provided an opportunity to opt out of participation due to concerns— Nicole Auerbach (@NicoleAuerbach) August 5, 2020
about contracting COVID-19, and if a student-athlete chooses to opt out, the individual’s scholarship commitment must be honored.
- We’ll end the links on this. Looking good, COMO.
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