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Jontay Porter Re-Tears ACL

Missouri Sophomore Jontay Porter endures another ACL tear while rehabbing in Denver

Missouri sophomore Jontay Porter re-injured the torn ligament in his right knee while rehabbing in Denver. Porter was a projected first round pick before the latest development. As a freshman, the center averaged 9.9 points and 6.8 rebounds to go with 1.7 blocks per game. At 6’11” and 240 pounds, scouts like the versatility of the big man after he averaged 36.4% from deep on over 3 attempts per game in his freshman season. His original injury came before getting his sophomore season started in a closed scrimmage with Southern Illinois. This most certainly will effect his draft stock, and before this latest mishap Porter was seen as a possible lottery selection by some despite the ACL tear in October, while we currently have him at #29 in our mock draft. Considering the seriousness of a second ACL tear, it could lead to Porter returning to Missouri next season, which was seen as an unlikely scenario before his re-injury in Denver.

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