Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
GLENDALE, Ariz. — It looks like Michael Porter Jr. is turning into quite the recruiter for Missouri.
After Porter Jr. worked Kevin Knox during the McDonald’s All-American Game, Knox will now take an official to Mizzou April 8-9.
“Great opportunity to visit Missouri and get to know Coach Cuonzo Martin,” the 6-foot-8 Knox told ZAGSBLOG. “I’ve talked to Michael Porter Jr. and we have been discussing the endless possibilities of the 2 top wings playing together…..I have a 5th visit and my family and I decided to take it.”
Porter Jr. told both Knox and 6-11 Mohamed Bamba he wanted them to to visit Mizzou before committing.
Knox is also mulling Duke, North Carolina, Kentucky and Florida State and has taken officials to all of them.
Porter is the projected No. 2 pick in the 2018 NBA Draft via DraftExpress.com, while Bamba is at No. 4 and Knox at No. 12.
Meantime, Michael Porter Sr. and Jr. enjoyed the Final Four.
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.
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