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Sunday / July 14.
  • Recruiting Roundup: Jontay Porter to Washington; Shamorie Ponds Cuts List

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    Jontay Porter, the younger brother of prized 2017 forward Michael Porter Jr., committed to coach Lorenzo Romar and Washington on Sunday.

    “I just really felt like this was the place I was looking for,” Porter, a 6-foot-8 2018 small forward from Father Tolton (MO), told Scout.com. “I want to play how I was taught to play. I feel like this place is the only place I can do that with how Romar does things.”

    Jontay appears to already be working on getting his brother to commit to Romar, who is his Godfather.

    “A little bit,” he told Scout when asked if he was working on getting his brother to go to Washington. “I slid in a couple of comments.”

    Meantime, Michael Porter Jr. and Trae Young, his point guard on Mokan Elite, have discussed a package deal, with Duke, Washington and Virginia among those courting the duo.

    PONDS CUTS TO FOUR

    Shamorie Ponds, a 6-foot-2 shooting guard from Brooklyn (N.Y.) Thomas Jefferson, has cut his list to four schools, he Tweeted.

    Ponds is currently on an official visit to Creighton and he will play in the Big Strick Classic Saturday in New York.

    Jefferson coach Lawrence “Bud” Pollard said Ponds plans to visit the other schools soon before deciding.

    “The dates are not set but he’s trying to schedule them for the summertime,” Pollard told SNY.tv.

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, 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.

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