Jontay Porter likely to reclassify and play for Missouri


On Saturday, prospective recruit Jontay Porter stated that he is leaning toward reclassifying from the 2018 class to play for Missouri in 2017.

Missouri is flush with highly talented prospective recruits and commits, alike. That’s not a bad problem to have. While fans are still hoping to check a few other names off of their wish list, the Tigers are already looking like a strong team to beat in 2017.

According to USAToday’s Jason Jordan, “the Mokan Elite forward stated that he is ‘about 55% with my decision to go ahead to Missouri, now.'”

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In all likeliness, Porter, who played on the same team with his brother and No. 1 recruit Michael Porter, Jr. at Nathan Hale, will probably reclassify if he believes that his brother will only play at Mizzou for one season before declaring for the NBA draft.

The fans’ concern over Jontay’s reclassification is that Missouri won’t have enough scholarships to go around, if Jeremiah Tilmon and Kevin Knox decide that they will want to play for Missouri.

The possibility still exists that if Cuonzo Martin wants to add all three talented recruits, then he can. It will take a small juggling act, but in theory, it could happen. I’ll leave the specifics to your imagination.

Currently, Jontay Porter is rated 26th overall in the ESPN 60. With his commitment to Mizzou, the Tigers would see their recruit class ranking continue to rise.

Porter would definitely be a piece to Missouri’s puzzle to make a run for the NCAA Championship, and he has the experience playing for a championship-caliber team, when he and his brother led Nathan Hale to an undefeated season, en route to winning the state championship.