Mizzou Lands Michael Porter Jr.

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It has been one heck of a week for Mizzou Basketball.

Monday, the Tigers introduced Cuonzo Martin as the team’s new coach, and Friday the program landed the top high school basketball recruit in the country.

Late in the afternoon, Michael Porter Jr. tweeted that he will follow his father to Columbia and play for Mizzou.

Porter is a 6-9 forward who averaged 36 points per game in his final prep season. He grew up in Columbia, where his father was an assistant coach for the Tigers women’s team.

Michael Porter Sr. joined Lorenzo Romar’s staff in Washington last year, and his son signed with the Huskies in November. Washington fired Romar earlier this month, and both father and son were looking for a place to land, and Cuonzo Martin invited both back to Mizzou.

Friday night, both said yes. 

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