While the plans to build a statue to honor legendary Missouri Tiger basketball coach Norm Stewart are in the works, the Tiger athletic department might need to save some room for the man, who has yet to coach a single game.
New head coach Cuonzo Martin continued his dominance on the recruiting trail with the addition of yet another big name recruit, with some familiar ties to the team.
Jontay Porter, a 5-star power forward in the class of 2018 and the younger brother of top-ranked recruit Michael Porter Jr. announced his commitment to Missouri Monday evening via his Twitter page.
After much thought and prayer I have decided to commit to the University of Missouri!🐯 pic.twitter.com/dO1LKYR3iX
— Jontay Porter (@JontayPorter) May 23, 2017
Porter still has yet to decide on whether he will re-classify into the class of 2017 alongside his brother or if he will remain in high school for his senior season.
All signs point to the younger Porter reclassifying into the class of 2017, although he will likely wait until after the Nike EYBL Peach Jam, so he can complete his summer on the AAU circuit.
The Tigers have an open scholarship available after Jakoby Kemp decided to leave the team and transfer.
If Porter were to reclassify now, he would be ineligible to compete on the AAU circuit this summer.
Porter’s announcement comes on the heels of the signing of 4-star big man Jeremiah Tilmon, who committed last week with the Tigers. Tilmon originally had plans to play at Illinois.
Eat eat! pic.twitter.com/gjX5rb8lGG
— Jeremiah Tilmon (@jeremiahtilmon_) May 16, 2017
Currently the Missouri 2017 recruiting class ranks sixth in the country after the addition of Tilmon, but if the younger Porter decides to join the team for the upcoming season, they could move up.