Jontay Porter Decommits From Washington

Jontay Porter Matt Scott | 247Sports

Seattle (WA) Nathan Hale High four-star 2018 power forward Jontay Porter announced via his Twitter account on Friday that he has withdrawn his commitment to Washington and will reopen his recruitment.

Jontay, the younger brother of 2017 five-star wing Michael Porter Jr., committed to the Huskies in early August of 2016, just months after father Michael Porter Sr. was hired at Washington as an Assistant Coach to Lorenzo Romar.

“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 told ZagsBlog on Friday.

With the recent dismissal of Romar as the Huskies head man, most believe father Michael Porter Sr will land at Missouri as an Assistant under newly hired head coach Cuonzo Martin. Missouri is yet to confirm any staff additions.

As was the case with Washington, hiring Michael Porter Sr. almost surely secures the talent of his two sons, Michael Jr. and Jontay. Kim Anderson and the Missouri Tigers attempted to hire Porter Sr. That hire could have changed Anderson’s future.

Now it could provide the talent to turn around a struggling Missouri program. Porter Jr. is a one-and-done if he so chooses, but having his talent with the current Missouri skill set and knowing Jontay will follow is something the Tigers and Cuonzo Martin can build from.

Jontay Porter could potentially reclassify into 2017 and play with his older brother. News surfaced that moving classes was an option that has yet to come to fruition.

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