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Michael Porter Jr Requests His Release from Washington

On a day when Michael Porter Jr. was named the Gatorade High School National Player of the Year, the five-star wing out of Seattle (WA) Nathan Hale High School announced he has asked for his release from his Letter of Intent to Washington. Porter is the second member of the family to withdraw his commitment as Jontay Porter made it official last week.

“At this point, I have asked the Univesity of Washington for my release,” Porter said. “And I plan to get that and reopen my options. I just want to weigh all of my options and make a decision from that. I want to be able to start over and look at all these schools and look at the pros and cons of each one.”

The relationship between Michael Porter Jr and former Washington head man Lorenzo Romar has been widely published. Romar is Porter’s Godfather, so the release of Romar at the end of the season was the first step to a potential movement for Michael and family.

ESPN reported that Michael Porter Sr. is considering a job offer as an assistant coach at Missouri under new head man Cuonzo Martin. Porter Sr was an assistant coach on Missouri’s ladies basketball team but decided to work under Romar.

According to USA Today, Michael is considering four schools: Missouri, Oklahoma, Washington, and Virginia. His ties at Missouri are long reaching being born in Columbia and spending the majority of his High School career at Father Tolton High before transferring to Nathan Hale (WA) for his senior season. Oklahoma may also have an inside road as Porter Jr. and Sooner signee Trae Young were teammates on the EYBL Peach Jam title team Mokan Elite. The two had seriously discussed a package deal before Porter Sr. was hired at Washington.

 

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