Future NBA prospect Jontay Porter, the No. 10 player in the Class of 2018 is all set to join Missouri this year. Jontay will join his younger brother and top ranked freshman in the country, Michael Porter Jr. along with his father at Missouri this season.
Talking to ESPN, Jontay said that this will be an exciting year at Missouri. Jontay Porter said that he was extremely excited to play with his younger brother and replicate the success that they had already achieved at other stages and teams. With just a year to separate the two brothers, both have been looked as promising future prospects in NBA. Already Michael Porter Jr. who stands at 6-foot-10 and weighs at 215-pound is projected as the top overall pick in the 2018 NBA draft. Jontay Porter, on the other hand, stands at 6-foot-11; 240-pound is billed as a terrific passer and already has many NBA teams scouting for him.
Taking about his brother Jontay, Micheal said that he makes the game easier for everybody every time the hoopster steps on the court. He further said that his brother’s ability and credentials can’t be measured in points but the way he attacks and takes the game forward. A great passer and shooter, Jontay makes the game easier for everybody on the court.
It is interesting to see that New Missouri coach Cuonzo Martin has also brought in Michael Porter Sr. as an assistant coach shortly before Michael Porter Jr. became a Tigers player. Porter Sr. was previously an assistant coach for the women’s basketball team at Missouri from 2013 to 2016. Jontay told ESPN that playing alongside Michael at Missouri outweighed any reason to return to Tolton High. Missouri is hoping to improve their record from the previous season when they won just 2 games. The team finished lowly 8-24 last season with Jordan Barnett, Kevin Puryear and Terrence Phillips returning as their top scorers. The addition of Porter brothers only boosts the lineup at Missouri.