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Senior guard VanLeer medically retires

VanLeer started 13 games as a junior last season and averaged 2.4 points per game before tearing his ACL against Arkansas in March.

Men’s basketball notebook: Missouri replaces Utah with home game against Temple

Coach Cuonzo Martin also discussed Cullen VanLeer’s rehab strides, Jeremiah Tilmon’s diversifying game and more with local media on Tuesday.

Column: Porter can play the point, or pave way for Pinson at same position

Jontay Porter’s versatility will bring about challenges in how and when Cuonzo Martin uses his assets in 2018-19 — Case study, Xavier Pinson.

Porter Jr. goes No. 14 overall in the NBA Draft, Barnett invited to Bucks training camp

Porter Jr. becomes Missouri’s highest NBA draft pick since 2002 with Denver's selection.

Missouri’s Jontay Porter opts out of NBA Draft, will return for sophomore season

After declaring for the draft in April, the SEC co-sixth man of the year won’t hire an agent and will return to the Tigers for another season.

Familiar foes Missouri, Kansas State highlight 2018 Paradise Jam

The Tigers will take on Kennesaw State in the first round of the pre-Thanksgiving tournament, with former conference rival Kansas State potentially waiting in the final.

In frantic Friday, Missouri basketball picks up point guard, misses out on another

Evansville transfer Dru Smith pledged to Missouri on Friday morning, but major target Courtney Ramey later announced his commitment to Texas.

Courtney Ramey passes on Missouri, commits to Texas

Missouri was one of four schools in the coveted point guard's final cut, along with Texas, Louisville and Oklahoma State.

Missouri lands commitment from Evansville transfer Dru Smith

Smith will sit out next season then be eligible to play two years for the Tigers.

Steadfast scorer Torrence Watson ready to fit into fluid role in guard-heavy lineup at Missouri

Watson said playing for his AAU team alongside two fellow Missouri newcomers helped prepare him for a potential four-perimeter-man style.

Coaching tree comrades Matt Painter and Bruce Weber talk Cuonzo Martin’s start at Missouri

Painter and Martin once coached together at Purdue and were teammates there years earlier when Weber was an assistant coach.

Illinois transfer Mark Smith commits to Missouri

Smith, who announced on March 5 he would transfer from Illinois, will have to sit out the 2018-19 season.

Signing period: Where Missouri may stand among Courtney Ramey’s final 10

Louisville, who Ramey had formerly been committed to, stepped back from his recruitment on Monday after Ramey announced his final 10 schools last Thursday.

Jontay Porter declares for NBA draft, leaves possibility open to return to Missouri

Porter won’t hire an agent, leaving him until May 30 to finalize his decision.

Porter Jr. declares for NBA draft

Missouri’s most coveted recruit in years will forgo a second season with the Tigers despite appearing in just three games at the collegiate level.

Questions remain following Missouri’s early exit from NCAA Tournament

After a season in which the team’s roster was constantly changing, uncertainty reigns regarding who will stay, who will go and what new assets Missouri will add this offseason.

Missouri’s season ends in 67-54 loss in the first round of NCAA Tournament

A 22-point halftime deficit proved to be too much for the Tigers to overcome in Nashville.

Column: Missing 'flow' in March damaged Missouri’s depleted roster

Michael Porter Jr.’s return proved to be more untimely than anything.

Column: SEC faces uphill climb in March

Even with increases in ranked teams from a year ago, the SEC’s record against top-25 competition this year will be working against it through the madness of March.

Missouri needs March magic against Florida State

The Tigers will meet Florida State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in Nashville, Tennessee, on Friday, but with Jordan Barnett suspended, they’re more depleted than ever.