W. Dawkins

Jontay Porter Playing At Mizzou W. Bro In ’17

Author: W. Dawkins
Jr Jontay Porter To Play At Mizzou W. Bro In ’17

ESPN No. 10 ranked high school junior Jontay Porter has officially reclassified to the 2017 class and will play at Missouri next season with his brother, No. 1 Sr Michael Porter Jr.


“Mizzou is home, so first of all, I’m incredibly thankful for this opportunity to attend the University of Missouri,” Jontay Porter said via a statement “Coach [Cuonzo] Martin and his staff are awesome, and they are definitely one of the things I look forward to most about playing for Mizzou.”


“Moving up to college will be an easy transition for me, especially with my family here in Columbia,” added Porter. “Mizzou Basketball will be something really special, and I can’t wait to be a part of it.”


Coach Martin said he was thrilled to have Jontay join the team this fall.


“We’re very excited about Jontay’s decision, which was a big one for him and his family,” said Martin. “Jontay is certainly a talented basketball player, but his outstanding work in the classroom should not be overlooked. The ability to reclassify requires a serious commitment to your academics.”


The 6-10, 240-pound center was the second-leading rebounder in the Nike EYBL this summer, averaging a team-high 18.1 points and 12.6 rebounds on 44 percent shooting from three for Mokan Elite.


Playing alongside his brother Michael, Jontay averaged 14.3 points and 13.6 rebounds this season for Nathan Hale HS (Seattle), leading the team to an undefeated season and the Washington state 3A championship.


The previous season, Jontay Porter averaged 11.6 points, 7.9 rebounds, and a whopping 4.9 blocks for Father Tolton Catholic (Columbia, MO) as a sophomore.


“It almost seems effortless the way he blocks shots,” his brother Michael told columbiatribune.com. “The timing is ridiculous. It doesn’t matter if it’s a dude spotting up on the wing, he’ll think he has a wide-open shot, and Tay will just come out of nowhere.”


“I’ve seen all the top players in his class and to me, [Jontay’s] a top-five player in his class,” Michael Porter added. “I’ve seen all those dudes, and I can’t say there’s many better than him.”


For more basketball news go to http://www.blacktoptv.com/

Top Stories corner

NBADL’s Drive Name USFs Rex Walters New Coach

See Ex-KU Star Rex Walters' 7th Grade Son Gunner (VIDEO)

The NBA D-League’s Grand Rapids Drive, an affiliate of the Detroit Pistons, has named Rex Walters as their new head coach.


“Rex Walters brings a wealth of basketball knowledge and experience and has a passion for developing young players,” Pistons head coach and VP of Operations Stan Van Gundy said…

No. 38 Sr SG Keith Williams Commits To Cincinnati

No. 38 Sr SG Keith Williams Commits To Cincinnati

247 Sports’ No. 38 ranked high school senior shooting guard Keith Williams has committed to Cincinnati.


The 6-5 Williams out of Bishop Loughlin (Brooklyn, NY) averaged 15 points and 4.3 rebounds for New Heights on the Under Armour circuit this year.


Bishop Loughlin is the same NYC school that produced former…

D2 W Liberty Beats Fairmont In Mountain East Clash

Div II West Liberty Ranked No 3NEW427A

When mired in a slump, shooters must continue to shoot. Or better yet, use their skills and find alternate ways to score. Because those who have an elite stroke and touch will eventually return to form.


West Liberty’s Seger Bonifant snapped out of his funk just in time Thursday…

Maryland Frosh Diamond Stone Going To NBA

Diamond StoneNEW427

Maryland star freshman Diamond Stone is going to the NBA.


The 6-11, 255-pound center was the team’s second leading scorer this season, when he averaged 12.9 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.6 blocks a game and helped guide the Terps to a 27-9 record and the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet 16.


Stone plans…

Recommended Stories corner

TCU’s Chauncey Collins Drops 29 In NBADL Tryouts Former TCU star Chauncey Collins poured in 29 points to lead his Team 1 past Team 2, 83-67 in the 2016 NBA D-League National Tryout Afternoon Session ...
No. 38 Sr SG Keith Williams Commits To Cincinnati 247 Sports’ No. 38 ranked high school senior shooting guard Keith Williams has committed to Cincinnati.   The 6-5 Williams out of Bishop Lo...
Brazil’s Izabela Leite Named To FIBA U17 Team Explosive scorer Izabela Leite was named to the Brazil team that will compete at the 2016 FIBA U17 Women's World Championships in Zaragoza, Spain on J...
poll corner left
poll corner right

Will More High School Kids Skip College and Complete a One Season Stint Overseas For a Quick Million Dollar Pay Day Before Entering The NBA Draft

Loading ... Loading ...