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Michael Porter Jr. has officially asked for his release from his Washington commitment after coach Lorenzo Romar was fired last week. Porter’s father was a member of that staff, but has already joined former California coach Cuonzo Martin at Missouri. This could signal a new favorite for Porter Jr., but for now he only has a top four schools he’s interested in including the Tigers.

He discussed the four programs with USA Today:

On Washington: “I love Seattle and from what I hear Mike Hopkins is that dude so I’m gonna talk to him and see what he’s saying.”

On Missouri: “That’s home for me and they reached out to my dad with a job offer so if he accepts that, not saying I’ll definitely go there, but it’d be big.”

On Oklahoma: “They’ve got Trae (Young) and before any commitments happened we talked about being college teammates. Now that opportunity is back and I know we’d do our thing and do something special.”

On Virginia: “I know they’re not super offensive-minded but my best friend Kyle Guy goes there and back when they were recruiting me they always talked about needing a scorer. If I go there I can step into that role.”

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Porter is ranked as the top player in ESPN’s rankings and is already drawing Kevin Durant comparisons for his height — he’s listed as 6’9″ — and shooting ability at this stage in his career. He’s already projected as a top-5 pick in 2018’s draft and should prove his worth wherever he ends up.

[h/t The Spun]

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