Michael Porter Jr. wants to win the chance to wear the No. 1 jersey at Missouri.
The top recruit’s commitment to the Tigers last week has been all the rage among Mizzou fans lately. The development represents hope for the program after Missouri went 27-68 under Kim Anderson the past three seasons.
Turns out, Porter’s competitive streak has already begun. As relayed by the Kansas City Star’s Tod Palmer on Tuesday, Porter wants to play Missouri sophomore guard Terrence Phillips one-on-one for the chance to wear jersey No. 1 with the Tigers.
Porter Jr. said he and Terrence Phillips have "a little discussion to do" about Mizzou jersey No. 1. Wants to play him one-on-one for it.
— Tod Palmer (@todpalmer) March 28, 2017
You have to love Porter’s competitive spirit here. It remains to be seen if this one-on-one matchup will happen, but you have to admit this would be sweet if it occurs. (Get on this, coach Cuonzo Martin!)
Porter would own quite the height advantage over Phillips in a potential one-on-one showdown. Porter is 6-foot-10, 213 pounds. Phillips is 5-11, 180.
Perhaps the Tigers could showcase such an event at Mizzou Arena in front of eager fans shortly after Porter’s arrival on campus. Make it a spectacle. Create buzz. Generate excitement.
At any rate, Porter doesn’t need to wear No. 1 to know he’s tops in Tigers fans’ hearts at the moment.