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Top prospect Michael Porter, Jr., officially signs to play basketball at Mizzou

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It's official, Mizzou fans. 

The top-ranked high school basketball player in the nation will be a Missouri Tiger during the 2017-18 season.  

The school announced Wednesday that Michael Porter, Jr., has been signed by the basketball program. 

“It goes without saying, but Michael is a special player and a special person,” Missouri Tigers basketball coach Cuonzo Martin said. “Michael comes to the Mizzou family from a great family of his own, and our basketball program is thrilled to have a student-athlete with his character, drive and passion. Lisa and Michael Porter, Sr., raised Michael well. He is continually motivated to give and is always striving to be a great teammate."

In his senior season in Seattle, Porter averaged 36.2 points and 13.6 rebounds a game. 

He also won the MVP of the McDonald's All-American Game held earlier this spring. Porter is the first McDonald's All-American signee for Mizzou since 2000. 

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