Jontay Porter declares for NBA Draft

Florida State guard Trent Forrest goes to the basket against Missouri forward Jontay Porter in the first half of a first-round game of the NCAA college basketball tournament in Nashville, Tenn., Friday, March 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

COLUMBIA -- The Missouri Tigers may lose another Porter to the NBA this spring.

Jontay Porter, who just completed his freshman season at Missouri, announced Thursday afternoon that he will declare for the NBA Draft. Porter said he will not hire an agent, leaving the door open for him to return to Mizzou.

"This will allow me to evaluate my status with NBA teams so that I can make a fully educated decision on my future," Porter said in a tweet posted by Mizzou Basketball.

Porter averaged 9.9 points per game last season, though his production increased when conference play began. Porter scored 11.5 points per game in SEC play. The Tigers went 15-2 this season when he scored at least 10 points.

Jontay's older brother, Michael Porter Jr., declared for the NBA Draft on March 26. Michael signed with an agent a few days later, closing the door on a possible return to Mizzou.

By not hiring an agent, Jontay can return to Mizzou by May 30.

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