“When I do make the NBA I want to be a factor right away,” Jontay Porter said. “Not that I’m going to be an All-Star or anything like that. And the G-League isn’t necessarily a bad thing or anything like that, but I realize I do have development to do before I’m ready to make the impact I envision on an NBA team. Coming back getting better, stronger, more mentally tough, getting ready to take that step and be a man in the NBA, I think coming back one more year is necessary.” Porter’s father, Mizzou assistant Michael Porter Sr., wasn’t made available to reporters, but in an KMOX interview with Mike Kelly that aired Sunday, he said one team was particularly smitten with the 6-11 forward: the San Antonio Spurs,
who own the No. 18 pick in the first round of the draft.