Missouri sophomore massive man Jontay Porter lately re-tore the ACL that brought about him to overlook the complete season, a faculty spokesman confirmed to ESPN on Saturday.
The 6-foot-11 Porter was in Denver when he suffered the harm. He missed the 2018-19 season after initially tearing his proper ACL and MCL in October throughout a closed preseason scrimmage towards Southern Illinois.
Porter is the youthful brother of Michael Porter Jr., the previous high recruit who missed most of his lone season at Missouri with a again harm however was nonetheless chosen by the Denver Nuggets with the 14th choose of final 12 months’s draft.
Jontay Porter averaged 9.9 factors, 6.eight rebounds and 1.7 blocks final season as a freshman. Regardless of being projected as a late first-round choose final 12 months alongside his older brother, he returned to the Tigers for his sophomore season after testing the NBA draft waters.
He’s ranked because the No. three middle and No. 24 participant total in ESPN’s rankings for this 12 months’s NBA draft.
Knee issues have been a difficulty for the Porter siblings lately. Bri Porter, Jontay and Michael’s sister, retired from basketball earlier than final season at Missouri after struggling her fifth ACL tear.
One other sister, Cierra Porter, medically retired from the Missouri ladies’s crew in June due to ongoing knee issues, however she returned in December and went on to be named SEC Sixth Lady of the 12 months.