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Friday / October 20.
  • Washington Parts Ways With Lorenzo Romar; Missouri Hires Michael Porter Sr.

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    Washington has parted ways with coach Lorenzo Romar, while new Missouri coach Cuonzo Martin has reportedly hired former Washington assistant Michael Porter Sr.

    Washington had the No. 3-ranked recruiting class in 2017 per ESPN, led by the 6-foot-10 Michael Porter Jr., a Columbia, MO native and a projected lottery pick in 2018.

    His younger brother, Jontay Porter, had verbally committed to Washington for 2018 but was considering enrolling in 2017 to play with his brother, he told ZAGSBLOG in January.

    Now with Martin headed to Missouri after leaving Cal, he will likely add Porter Jr. and potentially Jontay as well for 2017.

    The Romar firing was first reported by ESPN’s Jeff Goodman.

    Romar went 298-195 in 15 seasons at the Pac-12 school but hasn’t taken the Huskies to the NCAA Tournament since 2011.

    Washington freshman guard Markelle Fultz is the projected No. 1 pick in the upcoming NBA Draft, but the Huskies went 9-22 overall, 2-16 in the Pac-12. Fultz declared for the Draft last week.

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    Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.