Video: Michael Porter Jr. highlightsSenior forward coming off monster season at Nathan Hale High School in Seattle.
Developments are coming fast and furious for Michael Porter Jr.
, regarded by some as the top high school basketball prospect in the Class of 2017.
The 6-foot-10 forward is coming of a monster senior campaign at Nathan Hale (Seattle)
, where he averaged 37.0 points and 14.3 rebounds per game while leading the Raiders to a 29-0 record and Class 3A state championship.
Nathan Hale is ranked No. 1 nationally by MaxPreps and will be crowned national champions in two weeks.
Porter was all set to head to the University Washington, where his father was a member of the coaching staff. But when head coach Lorenzo Romar was relieved of his duties March 15, the rumor mill began churning.
Wednesday, Porter met with the media after being named Gatorade Player of the Year and confirmed that he has asked for his release from Washington. If granted (and it likely will be), he will explore other options but indicated he would still consider the Huskies.
Porter is expected to meet with new Washington head coach Mike Hopkins on Wednesday evening, according to multiple reports.
However, Michael Porter Sr. has been offered a position on Cuonzo Martin's staff at Missouri. The Porter family moved to Seattle from Columbia, Mo., last summer and Michael and younger brother Jontay
attended Father Tolton (Columbia)
Missouri would seem to be a likely landing spot for the entire family.
Oklahoma is another program that could be in the mix as Porter Jr.'s MoKan Elite teammate and close friend Trae Young will play for the Sooners next season.