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

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Phillips was suspended indefinitely last month when Missouri’s Title IX office launched an investigation of him.

Missouri G Terrence Phillips, two-year starter, kicked off team

Phillips was suspended indefinitely last month when Missouri’s Title IX office launched an investigation of him.

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 guardTerrence 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.


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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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