New Mizzou recruit Michael Porter Jr. wants to play Terrence Phillips for No. 1 jersey

By Ron Clements 29 March 2017
New Mizzou recruit Michael Porter Jr. wants to play Terrence Phillips for No. 1 jersey

Now that Michael Porter Jr. has made his commitment to play basketball at Missouri, the nation's No. 1 basketball player wants to wear No. 1 for the Tigers.

There's just one problem: Porter's desired number is already worn by sophomore point guard Terrence Phillips, who has started every game for the Tigers the last two seasons. 

Porter offered a solution, though. He will play Phillips one-on-one for the right to wear No. 1.

It doesn't seem like a fair bet considering Porter, the national high school player of the year, is a 6-10 swingman while Phillips is a 5-11 guard. 

If new Missouri coach Cuonzo Martin decides to sanction such a contest, the Tigers might as well make it a showcase event. The two could also just find some other arrangement. 

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