Missouri forward Jontay Porter, who tore his ACL and MCL in an October preseason scrimmage, re-tore his right ACL according to a report by The Kansas City Star.

A Missouri spokesperson confirmed Porter's injury to the Tribune.

Porter, who was a projected first round pick despite not playing at all this season, has been in Denver, Colorado rehabbing from his initial injury all season.

Porter's NBA Draft stock hinged on his rare all-around playmaking ability. As a freshman, Porter, a 6-foot-10 forward, averaged 9.9 points and 6.8 rebounds. He also recorded 2.2 assists and a 36.4 percent clip from 3-pointers.

Despite declaring for the NBA Draft without an agent, after his freshman season, Porter decided to return to Missouri for his sophomore. He attended the NBA Combine in May and was expected to lead a talented frontcourt with sophomore Jeremiah Tilmon. Instead, Porter sat out the whole year and watched as his draft projection for 2019 hovered around the first round for much of the season.

Porter has yet to announce if he is going to declare for the NBA Draft this season, or return to Missouri for his junior season.

After the Southeastern Conference Tournament, Missouri coach Cuonzo Martin said he had no update on Porter.

“He’ll make the best decision,” Martin said last week. “The most important thing is he makes the decision on what’s best for him.”

Porter has until April 21 to declare for the 2019 NBA Draft.

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