Porter had initially verbally pledged to Washington for the Class of 2018, but Lorenzo Romar was fired and he re-opened his recruitment.
After much thought and prayer I have decided to commit to the University of Missouri!🐯 pic.twitter.com/dO1LKYR3iX— Jontay Porter (@JontayPorter) May 23, 2017
“My family and I thought it would be in my best interest to re-evaluate where I’m going to go in light of coaching changes at UW,” Porter said after he reopened his recruitment.Michael Porter Sr., Porter’s father, is an assistant on Cuonzo Martin’s staff at Missouri, while his older brother Michael Porter Jr., will be a freshman at Mizzou. (For more on this, read the FanRagSports.com column.) Jontay could opt to reclass to 2017 and play alongside his brother in what will likely be Michael’s only season in college. Michael is projected to be the No. 2 pick in the 2018 NBA Draft per DraftExpress. The brothers led Nathan Hale to an undefeated 29-0 season, with Michael averaging 37.8 points per game and Jontay averaging 14.7 points per game. Missouri has already landed former Washington commit Blake Harris in its 2017 recruiting class, along with East St. Louis big man Jeremiah Tilmon, a former Illinois pledge.