I still think Puryear will play considerable minutes. Martin really likes him, his intensity, his skill on offense. Porter's return, whenever that is, could have a trickle-down effect on different positions. Barnett could play less at the three and more at the two, and that could mean less time for VanLeer at the two. Lots of possibilties.
Should that be a factor? Perhaps. But, again, they're not legally obligated to disclose his full health status. It doesn't say on the back of the game ticket, "You don't have to pay for this if the five-star recruits don't play." There's also a chance this truly is a day-to-day situation where pain tolerance/management will decide how much, if at all he can play on a given day.
Agree to disagree. She had a bad shooting weekend. She's not a known shooter anyway. She's a pass-first point guard.
They're great teammates. Dedicated writers, always looking for fresh ideas. They care about writing about Mizzou, which is important to me because I want our paper to have great MU coverage beyond the beat writing.
Oh come on now. Not everyone needs a statue to validate their greatness.
Martin. He'll be here longer than a year or two.
I will gladly eat some crow on Jontay. I thought he'd face a steeper learning curve at this level. He's so skilled and so unselfish and plays with great energy. He's going to be a pivotal part of this team.
That's an assumption you can make but not something I can put in print as a reporter without facts to support it. On that note, if I were his parents, damn right I'd be protective of his future and concerned about his health if this is something major.
Scoreless tie. And no one.
Not that bad. Western Kentucky is a solid women's program. It won't crush their RPI. Not a good loss, but not incredibly harmful. Losing to IUPUI and SLU last year were worse losses.
Drops haven't been a problem for him before last week. He caught a TD on the same drive where he had a drop, so at least he made up for it.
OK, but without Porter they don't sign Harris, Tilmon or Jontay. Yes, it took hiring a head coach who could land Porter Sr. to land Michael, but Martin isn't necessarily the only coach who would have/could have made that move. Had they hired Tom Crean AND Romar was still fired, I'm confident in saying the Porters would have come to MU.
I don't know about you but my hip is connected to my leg. Sounds like it's all in the same general area.
Very slick passing, solid shot selection. Defense has been sound and aggressive. It's an unselfish but decisive team on the offensive end. With or without Porter there are six players who can score in double figures every night.
Jontay. I thought he would look lost and overmatched. Now, playing Wagner is different from playing a physical Utah team or South Carolina, but I've been impressed so far.
Yes. Tough atmosphere. Utah is very efficient offensively and plays at a slow pace. If the game slows down, MU has to take care of the ball and value possessions.
He says he wears 13 for the holy trinity - one God, three parts. So, if that's bad luck, then ... I don't know.
20 minutes seems about right for him. Reed Nikko has a role in the rotation at the 5 as long as Tilmon can't stay on the floor. Jontay can play the 4 or 5. He'll get plenty of time.
No, they'll come down this offseason.