Mizzou coach Cuonzo Martin leaves door open for Michael Porter Jr.'s return this weekend
So you’re saying there’s a chance?
That had to be the reaction of Mizzou fans after hearing Cuonzo Martin update the status of 5-star freshman Michael Porter Jr.
According to Martin, the plan is for Porter to practice on Thursday and Friday, and he’s considered a game-time decision for Saturday against Arkansas.
“It really comes down to how Mike feels,” Martin said via the Kansas City Star. “We’ll go from there.”
Cuonzo: MPJ will play Saturday… “if he feels good.” pic.twitter.com/kCApGNbxVe
— Dennis Dodd (@dennisdoddcbs) March 1, 2018
That, of course, is the Tigers’ regular-season finale. The possibility of getting the 6-10 freshman back would certainly inject life into Mizzou heading into the postseason. The Tigers lost 3 of their last 4 games, but they did end a 3-game skid earlier in the week against Vanderbilt.
Mizzou has been without Porter since he injured his back 2 minutes into his collegiate debut. He was cleared to return to basketball activities a week ago, but he hasn’t played in a game yet.
The Tigers are a victory away from their first 20-win season since 2013-14.