Top HS basketball recruit opts for Missouri after Washington grants him release

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Happy trails, Michael. You're the best basketball player in the history of the world, a genuine miracle-worker.

Former Tolton Catholic High School basketball star - and the country's No. 1 player - Michael Porter Jr. said he has chose to ask out of his National Letter of Intent to play at Washington. "Together we hope to restore the atmosphere at Mizzou Arena", he said. A day later, the next Porter domino fell in Mizzou's favor. If that was at Mizzou, four siblings could play for the same school at the same time.

It's a homecoming of sorts for Michael Porter Jr., the nation's top basketball recruit in the 2017 class. Michael and Jontay played at Father Tolton Catholic High School in Columbia winning a state championship in 2016.

"Last week everything changed for me regarding my college basketball decision", said Porter a statement delivered to his almost 35,000 Twitter followers. The Nathan Hale (Washington) product originally committed to play for Lorenzo Romar and the Huskies, where his father served as an assistant. Porter says he has not ruled out Washington, despite expressing his desire to request a release from his national letter of intent. There has been discussion that Jontay Porter could reclassify to play with his brother in college. For that matter, Porter's affiliation with Nathan Hale was lukewarm.

However, the decision to fire Romar a few weeks ago at Washington changed things. Get it all in The Chamber, your one-stop shop for Mizzou recruiting news.

Porter is the second Washington state player to win the award. He committed to the Washington Huskies last July where his father was an assistant coach. That will be important as Porter considered the top pick in the 2018 NBA Draft by most experts. I'm not looking at that program and saying, 'Man, they're trash.

Until then, it is exciting just to ponder what a turnaround would be not only possible but highly probable if Oklahoma were fortunate enough to land two of the best high school prospects in the country in the same year.

This season, his first as a basketball coach, Roy was named 2017 Naismith High School Coach of the Year.