Missouri freshman Michael Porter Jr., a potential No. 1 pick in the 2018 NBA draft, is expected to miss the remainder of the college basketball season following back surgery. How much does this news drop his draft stock, if at all? This is clearly a setback for Porter's chances of going No. 1 overall in June, but more information is needed before accurately assessing the precise impact. Porter?will have a microdiscectomy of his L3-L4 spinal disks with a projected recovery time of three to four months, and he is expected to make a complete recovery, according to Missouri. One thing clearly working in Porter's favor is the fact that he is one of the most heavily scouted 19 year olds in recent memory, meaning teams already have an extensive evaluation of his talent level and a great deal of film to look back on. Porter played for USA Basketball's gold-medal team at the 2016 Under-18 FIBA...



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