Michael Porter Jr. commits to Missouri after receiving release from Washington

The nation’s No. 2 recruit in the Class of 2017 is headed to Missouri. Michael Porter Jr., a 6-foot-10 small forward considered the country’s best player at his position, committed Friday, a day after receiving his release from Washington.

“Last week everything changed for me regarding my college basketball decision,” Porter Jr. said in a statement. “I would no longer have the opportunity to play for Lorenzo Romar. I’ve taken the past seven days to give great consideration to my future.

“After a lot of thought, prayer and talking with my family, I’m excited to announce that next year I will be attending the University of Missouri!”

Romar was fired last week at Washington, where Porter’s father, Michael Porter Sr., was on Romar’s staff. Since then, Michael Porter Sr. has accepted a position at Missouri on Cuonzo Martin’s staff with Porter Jr. following his father to Columbia.

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