Romar's firing also ended the tenure of his father, Michael Porter Sr. According to Oregon Live, Porter averaged 34.8 points and 13.8 rebounds per game this season.
"I was ready to go to UW and make a big difference", said Porter Jr., a 6-foot-10 forward. He has not met with hew head coach Mike Hopkins, nor has Hopkins contacted him.
"Right now I'm just trying to take it slow with my family and weigh my options", said Porter during the teleconference.
Michael Porter Jr., the basketball phenom from Seattle's Nathan Hale High School who is considered the top recruit in the nation, says he's taking a fresh look at where he wants to play college ball after the University of Washington fired head coach Lorenzo Romar.
On Virginia: "I know they're not super offensive-minded but my best friend Kyle Guy goes there and back when they were recruiting me they always talked about needing a scorer". "It could be something real, real special just to be able to come home and do my thing there".
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Young, who played for Norman North and committed to the Sooners earlier this spring, competed alongside Porter Jr. on the EYBL team Mokan Elite and also the U18 USA Men's Basketball team in the 2016 FIBA Americas Championship. "He said Cuonzo's a great guy, he's a victor, he has a competitiveness to him".
Porter Jr. led the Raiders to a ideal 29-0 season, including a Washington Class 3A state championship and mythical national title as the No. 1 team in the USA Today Super 25.
Washington will have to grant Porter Jr.'s release him from his letter of intent for him to go elsewhere. "It said about a million words about who he is as a person, what his character is, how much he loves his school and what he's going ot do moving forward and I feel so fortunate and lucky that he believed enough in me to join the staff".
If Michael Porter Jr. reneges on his commitment to play basketball at Washington, then will have had enormous influence on the future of another program almost 2,000 miles away, here in Missouri. He was named the Naismith National High School Player of the Year on Monday and will play in the McDonald's All-American game next week. His father, Michael Porter, Sr., has previously coached at Mizzou as well.
Jontay, his younger brother, is also considering classing up and playing with Michael at the next level. "Tomorrow, I'm right back to 'where am I going to go to college next year?'" The selection process is administered by the Gatorade high school sports leadership team in partnership with the Gatorade Player of the Year Selection Committee, which work with top sport-specific experts and a media advisory board of accomplished, veteran prep sports journalists to determine the state winners in each sport. "If I go there I can step into that role".