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Jontay Porter Returns to Mizzou

A Columbia native is coming back home for the second time in two years.

Mizzou Basketball announced Wednesday that sophomore forward Jontay Porter will return to the Tigers for his sophomore season. Porter had tested the waters for the 2018 draft, but did not hire an agent, making him eligible to return to NCAA play.

In a statement, head coach Cuonzo Martin said the Tigers “are excited that Jontay will return. He had a great experience going through the pre-Draft process, got the feedback that he needed to do what is best for him and he will learn from it to improve in all areas of his game. Jontay has the potential to make a big jump from his freshman season and he’ll be a great leader for us on and off the court next year.”

The Co-SEC Sixth Man of the Year, Porter averaged 9.9 points, 6.8 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game during his freshman season. He was also named to the conference’s All-Freshman Team.