One day after gaining a commitment from top class of 2016 target Mamadi Diakite, the University of Virginia men’s basketball program hosted one of the top overall recruits in the nation in the class of 2017. Michael Porter Jr., a 6’8″ wing prospect out of Father Tolton (Columbia, MO), was on Grounds today on an unofficial visit.
Had a great visit at UVA!! pic.twitter.com/HPuJVB3NL7
Following his trip to Charlottesville, Porter revealed through Twitter that he has narrowed his list of schools to 10. Virginia made the cut for the consensus 5-star prospect, who also included Duke, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Stanford, Syracuse, UCLA and Washington on the list.
Kyle Guy, who is one of Virginia’s 4-star class of 2016 commitments, is best friends with Porter, who took an unofficial visit to UVa the day after the NBPA Top 100 Camp this past June. Porter has connections to other schools as well, including Washington — his younger brother, Jontay, is committed there and Huskies head coach Lorenzo Romar is his Godfather — and Missouri, where his father serves as an assistant coach on the women’s basketball team.
See below for highlights of Porter, who averaged 28 points per game his sophomore season. The highlights are courtesy of Courtside Films.