Michael Porter Jr. has been out all season for Missouri due to back surgery. Coming out of high school he was the #1 ranked recruit in the nation. No one has ever seen a player miss the entire season then come back just for the NCAA tournament. Michael Porter Jr. was projected to be a #1 overall draft pick in the NBA before he even played a minute in college. He will definitely make a huge difference for Missouri in this tournament. He is a 6’10” foward who can defend anyone and can score from anywhere. This tournament may be the only time Missouri fans will be able to see him play for them. He is likely to declare for the NBA draft after this college season unless he does very poorly in the games he plays in.