Have hope, Missouri basketball fans: It sounds like Michael Porter Jr. could land in Columbia if his father accepts a job offer with the Tigers.
As reported by USA Today’s Jason Jordan on Wednesday, the top recruit said “it’d be big” in his decision-making process if his father, Michael Porter Sr., accepted a job offer to be a Missouri assistant coach. Earlier Wednesday, the younger Porter confirmed that the Tigers had extended the job offer.
“That’s home for me and they reached out to my dad with a job offer so if he accepts that, not saying I’ll definitely go there, but it’d be big,” Porter told Jordan.
So, basically, Missouri fans should wish upon a star and cross their fingers that the older Porter lands at Mizzou.
None of what the young player said is a surprise. It makes sense that he would want to follow his father to Missouri if the older Porter accepts the job offer. Jordan reported that the young player will consider Washington, Virginia and Oklahoma, in addition to entertaining the Missouri option.
Landing both Porters would be a huge development for a program that wants to turn things around in a hurry after moving beyond former coach Kim Anderson. Cuonzo Martin, formerly California’s coach, was hired last week as Missouri’s new leader.