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Washington hires Michael Porter, Jr.’s father

Michael Porter Jr. and Sr. (Photo: Nick Schnelle)

Well, Kentucky’s chances of landing the best small forward in the 2017 class took a hit today when word broke from Eric Bossi that Washington head coach Lorenzo Romar has hired Michael Porter, Sr., the father of Michael Porter, Jr., one of John Calipari’s prime targets.

Porter Sr. was an assistant on the Missouri women’s basketball staff and will join Romar’s staff at Washington, where his younger son, 2018 power forward Jontay Porter, is already committed. To make the bond between the Porter family and Washington even stronger, it turns out that Romar is even Porter Jr.’s godfather. Oy.

Porter Jr. and his EYBL teammate Trae Young have often talked about being a package deal, and Young has an offer from the Huskies, although Kentucky is considered his favorite. A few weeks back, they set the likelihood of playing together at the next level at around 85%, so take today’s developments as you will. Personally, I think the package deal will fizzle because Calipari wants Young and I believe Young wants Kentucky more than Washington, which Porter Jr. wants more than Kentucky. (Got that?)

But, who knows. Recruiting is a crazy thing.


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4 Comments for Washington hires Michael Porter, Jr.’s father

  1. TonyMontana
    2:41 am May 7, 2016 Permalink

    You also forgot to mention: According to Porter Sr., both of his sons will be moving to the Seattle area and will begin attending school there in the fall. So, it sounds like it’s basically a done deal. I’m sure Jr, is going to be under a great deal of pressure to attend Washington, where he is a lock for a 2nd round pick after his sophomore season. But, who knows maybe he’ll want to be a first round pick after just one season starring at Kentucky.

    • RealCatsFan
      8:33 am May 7, 2016 Permalink

      Yep, you would think these kids would have learned after the examples set by Newman, Brown, Zimmerman, and to a lesser degree, Simmons.

  2. ukjaybrat
    8:23 am May 7, 2016 Permalink

    it should be against the rules to hire someone related to someone you are recruiting. just seems like a loophole to give a recruit money without giving a recruit money. shady to the max.

  3. RealCatsFan
    8:30 am May 7, 2016 Permalink

    I thought the NCAA put rules in place against this kind of thing several years ago when Pitino was trying to get Teague. Not that Emmert would do anything to Washington anyway, since he is from there. Remember the screwing he gave UK over the Kanter situation after Terrence Jones picked UK over Washington? The man is so corrupt he should be in Congress.