‘Safe Assumption’ Jontay Porter Will Play at Missouri This Season

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Jontay Porter, the 6-foot-10 power forward from Nathan Hale (WA) High School, told CBS Sports Thursday at the Nike EYBL Peach Jam event that it’s a “safe assumption” that he’ll play at Missouri this season. Missouri has one scholarship remaining for the 2017-18 season.

“Yeah, for sure,” said Porter when asked about possibly reclassifying to 2017. “That’s a safe assumption.”

The four-man class of Michael Porter Jr., Jeremiah Tilmon, Blake Harris, and CJ Roberts is currently ranked by 247Sports as the No. 8 recruiting class in 2017. Add the younger Porter into that mix and the Tigers are sure to move up.

There is no formal announcement scheduled for Porter’s reclassification but it is imminent. Porter, a former Washington commit, announced his commitment to Missouri earlier this year after his father, Michael Porter Sr. was brought in to be an assistant coach on coach Cuonzo Martin‘s staff.

His brother Michael Porter Jr., also committed to Missouri earlier this year and is projected by DraftExpress to be the No. 1 pick in the 2018 NBA Draft.

Porter is currently ranked by 247Sports as the No. 14 overall player in the Class of 2018 and the No. 1 player from the state of Washington.

Playing with Mokan Elite on the Nike EYBL, Porter has averaged 17.9 points, 12.5 rebounds, and 2.5 blocks per game through 17 games, leading Mokan Elite to an 11-6 record. They are currently playing in the Peach Jam tournament on Thursday.


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