By: Kento Kato
Michael Porter Jr. is regarded by many as the best high school basketball player and he is coming off of a prep Naismith Player of the Year award. Last summer, Porter Jr. committed to Washington just months after his father was hired by then Washington coach, Lorenzo Romar. But Romar was fired last week, and has recently been linked to Missouri’s assistant coaching job. It seems that with the senior Porter’s job being uncertain, the national player of the year wants another chance to weigh all of his options and start from scratch.
“Washington is definitely still on the list, I would just like to weigh all my options and make a decision from there,” Porter said. “I just thought I want to be able to start over and look at all these schools and look at the pros and cons of each one.”
Since Porter has signed a national letter of intent, he needs Washington’s permission to go else where, and in that case, he would need to sit out a year before going elsewhere, or going pro. Mike Hopkins, Washington’s new coach revealed that he plans on meeting with the highly touted recruit soon.