Jontay Porter has decided on plans for next year as far as reclassification is concerned.
But he’s not ready to tell the world.
Shortly after the younger brother of top Missouri basketball recruit Michael Porter Jr. announced his own commitment to the Tigers on Monday, Jontay told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s Dave Matter that he has not decided whether to reclassify to the Class of 2017 and join the Tigers’ program for next season.
An announcement will come at a later time, though.
“It could be tomorrow. It could be next week,” Jontay told Matter. “It could be after the Peach Jam [in July]. I’ll be sure to let [the media] know.”
“I know what my decision could be, but I don’t want to tell anyone yet,” he added, “because I want to pray about it and talk to my family about it and make sure it’s the right decision for me before letting anyone else know.”
Obviously, the young power forward joining Missouri in time for next season would be huge for the Tigers. The program already is rolling on momentum gained after coach Cuonzo Martin’s hire, Michael’s addition and the commitment of 4-star center Jeremiah Tilmon.
Still, Jontay should do what’s best for him.
Jontay is a 4-star prospect and the No. 27 player overall for the Class of 2018, as rated by 247Sports composite rankings. But from the sound of things, it’s possible Missouri fans might see him play for the Tigers next season.