Michael Porter Jr. Will Play in SEC Tournament After Back Injury

Michael Porter Jr. Will Play in SEC Tournament After Back Injury

It appears Thursday will be the day Missouri fans have been waiting for since nearly the beginning of the season.

Michael Porter Jr. will make his much-anticipated return to Missouri's lineup Thursday in the SEC tournament.

Missouri coach Cuonzo Martin met with the media Wednesday at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, the site of the tournament.

Porter was on the court for just two minutes in Mizzou's season opener against Iowa State in November before he left with a hip injury. He said Porter will play, but not start.

Porter informed Martin on Tuesday that he wants to help this Missouri team that projects as an eight- or nine-seed in next week's NCAA tournament. He had surgery, and there wasn't much hope for his return this season.

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Martin said Porter Jr. could play five different positions for the Tigers.

Porter Jr. was the number one recruit in the nation coming out of Nathan Hale High School in Seattle, WA.

The 6-foot-10 freshman was cleared by doctors to play in mid-February and practiced with the team a handful of times since. "Coach, I'm ready to go", Porter told Martin.

Missouri will play the victor of Wednesday night's Georgia-Vanderbilt game.

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