The Michael Porter Jr. Blog: Settling in in Washington, learning from Brandon Roy and more

The Michael Porter Jr. Blog: Settling in in Washington, learning from Brandon Roy and more

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The Michael Porter Jr. Blog: Settling in in Washington, learning from Brandon Roy and more


Michael Porter Jr. is ranked No. 2 overall in the ESPN 100 and after dominating his junior season and leading Father Tolton Catholic (Columbia, Mo.) to a state title he’s doing the same on the AAU circuit. Porter, who’s already committed to Washington, has agreed to give USA TODAY HSS exclusive access into his world by chronicling everything from intimate details about his recruitment to his everyday life in a monthly blog.

Michael Porter Jr.

What’s going on it’s Mike back with another blog so here we go!

I’ve had a lot going on in the last few months, but it’s been great.

First, as most of you all know, I committed to Washington and that was a great move for me.

They were already one of the top three schools in my head before we ever moved here, but when we got here it was just a no-brainer.

Just the opportunity to play under my godfather (Coach Lorenzo Romar) and my dad is a great situation for me. I love it at Washington!

We’ve got a strong class coming in with Blake Harris, who is a great point guard who looks to pass the ball, Jaylen Nowell can really score and Mamoudou Diarra is really active and really athletic.

Then I was attending Nathan Hale High School, but a few weeks in we decided that homeschool would be the best fit for me. I can do that curriculum and still play on the team there.

It’s a great schedule because I can wake up later than normal school, get all of my work done and then have the rest of the day to workout.

I did homeschool up until the eighth grade and for the last few years I went to traditional school. I would definitely have to say that I like homeschool way better!

One of the best things about moving here to Washington has been learning under Brandon (Roy)! For those who don’t know he’s my coach at Nathan Hale and just working out with him I’m learning things that NBA All Stars do. He’s been there and so I just try and soak up everything that I can from him.

I’ve learned so much already!

We’ve got a tough schedule this year too; we play about four ESPN games, one is against Oak Hill so I’m really looking forward to the season.

I’ve had some time to reflect on the summer and I’m very happy with how things turned out. Last year my three goals were: State title, Peach Jam title and a gold medal with USA Basketball.

I accomplished all three and that felt great. I also won MVP of the Stephen Curry Camp and that was a great honor for me.

All of that just made me want to work even harder to push myself to see what more I can accomplish.

Of course everyone still wants to know where things are at with me and my boy Trae Young’s package deal now that I’m already committed.

We’ve still been talking about it and Trae said he’d take an official up here so once he gets here I’ll really be able to start my convincing. I know he’d fit in great with the guys we have coming in and would make a strong class even stronger.

OK appreciate y’all reading this blog; I’ll be back soon with another one.

Peace out!

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