Indiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, Virginia and Washington are the top five schools for consensus 5-star small forward Michael Porter Jr. The 6’8″ rising senior took to Instagram to reveal his list Monday night.
Porter Jr., who visited UVA unofficially last August, discussed the Cavaliers while in Hampton for the third session of the Nike EYBL.
“UVA is still a school that I really like,” Porter Jr. said in this EDGE article posted last week. “One of the reasons that I probably won’t commit this summer is because I want to watch UVA play a little bit next year. Coach Bennett told me he has some offensive pieces coming in and I really want to see how he uses those players. Yeah, it’s a great program.”
One of those “offensive pieces” is McDonald’s All-American combo guard Kyle Guy, who begins classes at UVA on June 13. Guy happens to be Porter Jr.’s best friend.
“[Kyle] was the one that actually convinced me to just take a look. [Bennett] has his system, of course, but he has never had elite offensive players and I really want to see what he does with those types of players,” Porter Jr. said.
Michael has attended Father Tolton (Columbia, MO) but will spend his senior year at a yet-to-be-determined school in Seattle, Washington, where he is moving because his father recently accepted an assistant coaching job under Washington Huskies men’s basketball coach Lorenzo Romar. Romar, who is Michael’s godfather, has received a verbal commitment from Michael’s younger brother, Jontay, a class of 2018 recruit.
“A lot of people think it’s a lock that I go there with coach Romar being my God-father and my dad being an assistant coach, but I’m still considering a few other schools on my list,” Porter Jr. said in Hampton.