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4-star forward Jontay Porter will officially visit Missouri next week

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While we’re still waiting for the Jeremiah Tilmon-Kevin Knox-Mark Smith dominoes to fall, there’s obviously another big name on the board as well: Michael Porter Jr.’s brother Jontay will begin his Missouri official visit next Monday.

The Missourian on the younger Porter:

Whether or not Porter ultimately decides to go through with the reclassification process, Missouri would be the clear front-runner to land him. Having the opportunity to play at the collegiate level for one year with his brother, a destined lottery pick in the NBA Draft, certainly holds some value. However, it's just as possible Jontay Porter takes a step back, holds off on reclassification and tries to create his own path. Reclassification would likely place him in the shadow of his brother for one more season.

It’s really easy to get overshadowed when your brother is the best basketball prospect in the land, but Jontay is a standout in his own right.

Any new information on whether Jontay will reclassify, by the way? Nope!

I would miss the Pacific Northwest, too, by the way.

The Missourian also looks at Cuonzo Martin’s roster rebuild. He’s not completely starting from scratch.

Some other recruiting notes from the Twitter machine:

Mizzou is not pursuing Cal transfer Charlie Moore.

The competition for Mark Smith is getting that much stiffer.

Draft Express’ Jonathan Givony talked a bit about MPJ:

Rivals’ Eric Bossi also talked briefly about pro scouts’ thoughts on the top 2017 prospects.

Oh yeah, and...


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Harris also got a mention from Baseball America.