Porter missed the regular season due to injury after playing only two minutes in Mizzou's season opener against Iowa State.
For Mizzou fans, the news of Porter's return was joyous news.
"He said 'Coach, I want to help the team.' ... for me it was always Mike's decision to play or not", said Martin.
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This would put him uncomfortably close to the start of the World Cup on June 14, including missing two friendly warm-up games. Neymar became the most expensive player in the world when he joined PSG from Barcelona last summer for a fee of £198million.
"It had to be completely up to him to say coach I'm ready to go, I feel good about it", Martin said. Tipoff will be about 30 minutes following the first game of the day, which begins at 1 p.m. ET.
The tournament begins on Wednesday, but the Tigers don't play until Thursday where they'll take on the victor of the Georgia-Vanderbilt game.
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Previous legal problems include substance abuse, a hit-and-run, domestic violence and possession of illegal assault weapons. Aldon Smith seemed to be getting his life in order last month when he got engaged and was focused on returning to the NFL .
The No. 2 overall player in the 2017 recruiting class, Porter is considered to be a lock for the National Basketball Association lottery this year.
It looks like Michael Porter Jr. might suit up again for Missouri after all.
Porter was medically cleared in February and has practiced with the team sporadically since.
Trump Name and Officials Dropped from Panama Hotel
Fintiklis then sat down at the hotel's piano in its lobby and played a song that included the lyrics, "Fascism will not prevail". The Panama hotel would be the fourth property that removed Trump's name since he won the 2016 presidential election.
The Tigers have compiled a 20-11 record this season and will enter the conference tournament as the No. 5 seed after finishing 10-8 in league play.