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Jontay Porter’s reclassification gives Missouri the No. 3 recruiting class of 2017

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What a class.

NCAA Basketball: California at Stanford John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports

If you just woke up from a 24-hour nap, and this is the first thing you’re reading, a news flash: Jontay Porter officially reclassified and will be a freshman on the 2017-18 Missouri basketball team. Huzzah!

(If you want to read a little bit more about Jontay’s decision before you progress in this post, have at it: here are MUtigers.com, PowerMizzou, the KC Star, Post-Dispatch, and the Trib on the move.)

We now get to officially begin talking about the roster Cuonzo Martin and Mizzou will take to the court this fall, but we also get to close the door on 2017 recruiting rankings. The lingering question was where Jontay would rank in the 2017 class, as opposed to 2018, and how much his inclusion would bump Mizzou’s 2017 class in the rankings.

We now have answers.

Now that five-star big man Jontay Porter has reclassified to 2017, Missouri moves all the way up to No. 3 in the 247Sports Composite Recruiting Rankings.

The 6-10 power forward and brother of No. 1 ranked Michael Porter, Jontay Porter is now ranked No. 25 in the 2017 Top247 ranking.

Missouri now has a five-man recruiting class set to play for Counzo Martin in his first year at the helm.

Jontay is also ranked 21st in the 247Sports Composite. That gives the Tigers the No. 1, 21, 41 (Jeremiah Tilmon), 122 (Blake Harris), and 174 (C.J. Roberts) prospects in the class. Martin also added Canisius graduate transfer Kassius Robertson.

The team rankings page hasn’t been updated yet, but this is what we’re probably looking at:

247 Composite 2017 class rankings
  1. Kentucky
  2. Duke
  3. Missouri
  4. Arizona
  5. UCLA

Actually, let’s do that again, only with last year’s records.

247 Composite 2017 class rankings
  1. Kentucky (32-6)
  2. Duke (28-9)
  3. Missouri (8-24)
  4. Arizona (32-5)
  5. UCLA (31-5)

I laughed out loud.

I’ve said it about 145 times already, but we’re never again going to see such a drastic, immediate roster transformation in our lifetimes. This has been incredible.