Missouri basketball recruiting update; will host Porter and Robinson


The Missouri basketball program has been abuzz for the third weekend in a row, as it’s set to host recruits Jontay Porter and Jeremiah Robinson on Monday.

In as many weeks as I can remember, the Missouri Tigers basketball program has made itself extremely relevant, and remains a hot topic long after the season has ended.

Recruiting update

As of this afternoon, there is no decision about where recruit Kevin Knox is leaning. Other than reports of fan and media hype, nothing’s been muttered by the Knox camp.

More from Truman's Tales

Understandably, Knox’s family is excited with his prospects, and even family, caught-up in the hype, can make unsubstantiated comments, leading others to believe the recruit may be leaning toward one program over another.

Don’t read into it too much, because until Knox announces his decision (April 28 – May 10), everything else can be filed under hype.

In the meantime, there is still no word on Jeremiah Tilmon, or from anyone in the know, because nobody knows. He is effectively flying under the radar, at this point.

Recruits visiting CoMo

On Monday, prospective recruit Jontay Porter will visit Mizzou, while recruit Jeremiah Robinson will make an unofficial visit.

Earlier today, there was some confusion over which “Jeremiah” will be visiting the Zou on Monday, so let’s hopefully clear this one up: Unless Jeremiah Tilmon has telepathically scheduled a visit, then the Jeremiah who will actually appear in the flesh, is Robinson.

File that under “tweeting while caught-up in the hype.”

According to Gary Bedore, of the Kansas City Star, “Bishop Miege sophomore forward Jeremiah Robinson-Earl averaged 13.9 points, 8.4 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.3 blocks, and 1.2 steals per game last season, for the Kansas Class 4A-D1 state-champion Miege.”

Robinson is ranked 17th in the nation, up from his earlier national ranking of 18th. Robinson, who will make an unofficial visit to Mizzou on Monday, has received offers from kansas, Kansas State, Iowa, Oklahoma, and others.

Robinson is a prospect of the 2019 recruiting class.

Jontay Porter will also arrive in Columbia for a visit on Monday. With his older brother already committed to the Tigers for 2017, there is a possibility that there may be a second Porter in the fold, soon.

Speculation, which can be taken with a grain of salt, is that the younger Porter may be waiting to decide on his classification based on whether the Tigers receive commitments from Jeremiah Tilmon and Kevin Knox.

Whether Porter reclassifies and decides to play for the Tigers this year, or finishes out his senior year and joins in 2018, we can be certain that if this year’s recruiting class goes the way the Tigers are hoping, that Missouri will be a strong favorite in 2018, as well.