Top recruit Michael Porter Jr. has confirmed that his father has an offer from Missouri to be an assistant coach.
As relayed by the Kansas City Star’s Tod Palmer on Wednesday, Porter said his father, Michael Porter Sr., has an offer to join the Tigers coaching staff and that a meeting with new coach Cuonzo Martin has taken place.
Shortly after Martin was hired, a report surfaced that Missouri was interested in adding Porter’s father to the staff. Porter said he will ask for a release from Washington, per Columbia TV station ABC 17’s Austin Kim.
Michael Porter Jr. says, on a teleconference, that he will reconsider his schools. Will ask for his release from Washington.
— Austin Kim (@AustinKKim) March 22, 2017
Michael Porter Jr. wins national Gatorade POY award. Confirms his dad has an offer from Mizzou to be an asst and has met w/ Cuonzo Martin.
— Tod Palmer (@todpalmer) March 22, 2017
This would be a significant addition for Missouri. It will be interesting to see what comes of this situation, but if the Tigers can land Porter, it would be a huge development for the program.
Michael Porter Sr. is a former assistant coach for the Mizzou women’s basketball team. Younger son Jontay Porter, a 2018 recruit, is leaning toward playing for Missouri. He decommitted from Washington last week, according to The Columbia Missourian.
Both Porter brothers played high school basketball in Columbia before moving to Washington with their father. In addition, their sisters play for Mizzou basketball.
Missouri dismissed Kim Anderson after three seasons at basketball coach. Martin, who is from greater St. Louis, left California to take over the Tigers.