Jontay Porter Has Pledged to Missouri; Classification Decision Still on Hold


One of the fastest rising players in the 2018 class, four-star wing Jontay Porter, announced on Monday that he has committed to Missouri and head coach Cuonzo Martin.

“After much thought and prayer I have decided to commit to the University of Missouri,” Porter announced via his Twitter account.

Michael Porter Jr., the top prospect of the 2017 class and Jontay’s older brother, committed to Missouri earlier this year after being released from his National Letter of Intent at Washington.

Michael Porter Sr. joined Cuonzo Martin’s staff as an assistant coach at Missouri after Washington released head coach Lorenzo Romar of his duties shortly after the end of the season. Porter Sr. was an assistant coach under Romar.

“Missouri is the perfect place for me,” Porter told D1Vision. “I love the coaching staff and I have lots of family there to support (me).”

Jontay Porter still has one more decision to make, which class he will eventually land in for the coming season. He has personally stated he is looking at potentially moving into the 2017 class.

Porter initially said that decision was 55/45 with a lean towards moving into 2017. But recently Porter reported that percentage is now 50/50. A decision is expected to be on hold until after the completion of the Nike EYBL Peach Jam in early July.

Porter has been a rising star this year on the EYBL trail, averaging a double-double 18.1 points and 12.7 rebounds. Add to that 2.9 blocks, 2.4 assists and 0.8 steals in 25.9 minutes per for Mokan Elite out of Kansas.

Mokan Elite is currently 9-3 behind Porter’s leadership, tied for first place in the D Division of the EYBL Circuit. The top five teams from each Division will advance to Peach Jam in early July.


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