Missouri updates Michael Porter Jr.’s status after not playing vs Kentucky

Missouri fans were hoping to see a taste of 5-star phenom Michael Porter Jr. on Saturday night against Kentucky, but it never happened.

The No. 1 overall player for the class of 2017 hasn’t played since the season opener, but was cleared to practice this week after battling back from injury. However, he’s not quite in game shape yet.

Mizzou coach Cuonzo Martin was asked about his status after the Tigers took a 88-66 loss in Lexington, and did not want to commit to a timetable for Porter’s return.

Here’s the full update, courtesy of ESPN’s Jeff Borzello

Porter doesn’t have a lot to gain from coming back, other than perhaps leading the Tigers deep into the NCAA Tournament if he can get into game shape fast enough. But even without any college tape, he still figures to be a high lottery pick in this summer’s NBA draft.

Missouri is on the bubble with just a small handful of games left before Selection Sunday.

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