The good news continues to roll in for Michael Porter Jr. and, in turn, the Missouri basketball program.
Porter Jr., who recently committed to play for new head coach Cuonzo Martin in Columbia, was named National Boys Basketball Player of the Year on Tuesday by MaxPreps.
The honor is not a shock, but the way it was framed in the announcement tweet will sure make Tigers fans blush.
Possibly the easiest Player of the Year decision we’ve made in the 12-year history of the award.
— MaxPreps (@MaxPreps) April 4, 2017
Porter will play for his father, Michael Porter Sr., who was recently named assistant coach at Mizzou under Martin.
Porter Sr. was an assistant at Washington under coach Lorenzo Romar and his son was committed to play for the Huskies. When Romar was fired, Porter Sr. was lured by Martin, and Porter Jr. followed.
Previously, Porter Sr. was a women’s assistant coach at Mizzou and two of his daughters, Bri and Cierra, played basketball for the Tigers.
Porter Jr. played for Nathan Hale school in Washington, averaging 37.0 points and 14.3 rebounds per game. He earned MVP of the McDonald’s All-American Game in Chicago last week.