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Former 5-Star Basketball Recruit Has Torn ACL, Will Miss Season

A rack of NCAA basketballs.

SUNRISE, FL - DECEMBER 21: NCAA basketballs in a rack on the court during the shoot-around proipr to the game between the Florida Gators and the Fresno State Bulldogs during the MetroPCS Orange Bowl Basketball Classic on December 21, 2013 at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida. Florida defeated Fresno State 66-49. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Missouri sophomore star Jontay Porter received devastating news tonight. He will miss the entire 2018-19 season.

Porter, the Tigers' top player, tore his ACL and MCL during a closed scrimmage against Southern Illinois earlier today. His season is over before it even began.

Missouri confirmed the news tonight.

Porter was a five-star recruit out of high school. Originally part of the 2018 class, he reclassified into 2017 to attend Missouri with his brother Michael, the No. 2 recruit in the country.

Jontay Porter was the No. 25 overall recruit in the 2017 class, according to 247Sports' Composite Rankings.

As a freshman, Porter averaged 9.9 points, 6.8 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game. He nearly entered the 2018 NBA Draft but elected to return to school.

Instead, he'll sit out the season as he rehabs from a major knee injury, instead of potentially showcasing himself for the 2019 Draft. Just brutal.

Missouri will open up its season on November 6 against Central Arkansas.