Jontay Porter, a top 15 power forward in the Class of 2018, committed to Washington last August, partly because of his family’s long relationship with Huskies coach Lorenzo Romar.
That was before his father took a job as an assistant coach with the Huskies. The 6-8 Porter played at Father Tolton (Columbia) and will be transferring to a school in the Pacific Northwest.
Among his next steps will be trying to convince his brother, Michael, to follow he and dad. Michael Porter Jr., ranked among the top 5 players in the Class of 2017, has narrowed his list to five: Washington, Virginia, Indiana, Missouri and Oklahoma.
According to the Seattle Times, Michael was scheduled to take an official visit to the Washington campus this week and he, his brother and father also are planning to scout potential high schools. The remainder of the family is expected to remain in Missouri.
According to the report, O’Dea High is considered the favorite for the brother. O’Dea was the Class 3A state runner-up. Michael Porter Jr. told USA TODAY High School Sports this spring that he also was interested in Garfield and Seattle Prep.
The brothers led Father Tolton to a Missouri Class 3 championship last season and whichever school lands them immediately moves to the top of the list among state title contenders in Washington.