DeArmond: “If you put a gun to my head, I think Michael Porter Jr plays this year”

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There has been plenty of speculation regarding one of nations top basketball recruits, Michael Porter Jr., and whether or not he will play this season.

Tiger fans are riding high after three straight conference wins including two on the road at Alabama and Ole Miss, while defeating Kentucky at home on Saturday for this first time in program history.

Dick Vitale said last night during a broadcast, he was told Porter Jr. was dunking after practice.

Although, this is a good sign Porter Jr. would likely need a week of full-speed practice before he rejoins the team on the court according to head coach Cuonzo Martin. All signs point to a late February, early March return for the nation’s top recruit in the 2017 class.

Gabe DeArmond joined The Hardline to discuss the Missouri Tigers basketball team and the possible return of superstar freshman, Porter Jr.