He’s coming, Mizzou fans.
And if the following video is any indication, the hype train is only going to get rolling faster and louder over the course of the next 24 hours, now that Missouri coach Cuonzo Martin has confirmed that Michael Porter Jr. will play for the Tigers in their opening game of the SEC Tournament.
At practice today in St. Louis where the tournament will be held, Porter showed of some serious consistency from beyond the 3-point line. Take a look as he knocks down 15 (!!) 3’s in a row from the same spot on the court:
Watch: #Mizzou freshman Michael Porter Jr. hit 15 straight three-pointers at practice today at the Scottrade Center.
— Andrew Kauffman (@AndrewABC17) March 7, 2018
That display is a great one from Porter, and you can see how locked in he is. Even in the moments when the pass into the shot was delayed, he never lost focus or fell out of rhythm.
It will be quite the scene on Thursday afternoon as Porter and the Tigers, in their home state, make their 2018 SEC Tournament debut. Martin said that Porter will not start and does not expect him to play heavy minutes. As the No. 5 seed, Mizzou will play the winner of Wednesday night’s game between Georgia and Vanderbilt.
Porter’s return to the floor on Thursday will come in the second game of the afternoon session. Tipoff will be about 30 minutes following the first game of the day, which begins at 1 p.m. ET. Missouri and Vanderbilt/Georgia will likely begin around 3:30 p.m.