Top 2017 hoops recruit Michael Porter Jr. commits to Washington

Top 2017 hoops recruit Michael Porter Jr. commits to Washington

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Top 2017 hoops recruit Michael Porter Jr. commits to Washington

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Michael Porter Jr., one of the top players in the class of 2017, committed to Washington Friday on Twitter.

Porter’s father, Michael Porter Sr., recently took an assistant coaching job with the Huskies. Washington’s head coach, Lorenzo Romar, is Porter’s godfather.

“Talking to my dad and Romar, I knew it was where I wanted to go,” Porter told ESPN.

“My dad told me it was the best place for me to get to the next level,” he said. “I made it clear I wanted to be one-and-done if possible and he told me it was an ideal spot to do that. I trust my dad and I trust Coach Romar.”

Porter, a 6-10 small forward, is the No. 2 player in the nation according to the 247Sports Composite rankings. He spent last season at Father Tolton High in Missouri, leading the school to a Class 3 MSHSAA state championship. He and his brother, Jontay, announced last month that they were transferring to Seattle’s Nathan Hale High, coached by former Washington star Brandon Roy.

Markelle Fultz, a five-star recruit in the class of 2016, foreshadowed the announcement.

It would appear the Huskies coaching staff, including Romar, are pleased with the development.

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