Top 5 Hoops Recruit Michael Porter Jr Chooses Washington

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  • Big time get by Romar. You can hate on Romar all you want, but he has been recruiting his ass off the last couple years. Porter Jr is a consensus top 5 player for his class of 2017, but many believe he can be #1. He is currently ranked #2 by 24/7 sports. He will be playing his senior season for Nathan Hale under new head coach Brandon Roy. This wasn't a huge surprise though, as his younger brother Jontay has committed to UW for the 2018 season, his Dad was hired to the UW coaching staff, and Romar is his godfather.

    Landed our best class ever last year with Murray, Chriss, Thybulle, and Dickerson.

    This upcoming year we have 5-star player Markelle Fultz coming in who is expected to be a top 3 pick in the 2017 NBA draft.

    And lets keep the "Romar sucks" comments to a minimum. They're old and he isn't going anywhere. So we can whine about Romar all we want but there is zero chance he gets fired now that we have this kid coming to us in a year.

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  • He's building himself a nice little NIT team.
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  • JSeahawks wrote:He's building himself a nice little NIT team.

    I was gonna be a little less harsh and just ask if this would be enough to get them to the point that they can actually beat Gonzaga
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    .oh wait, they took the Zags off their schedule a couple years back didn't they? Never mind and do carry on.
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  • They did avoid them for 9 years, but they played this past season. And UW travels to gonzaga this upcoming season. December 7.
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  • JSeahawks wrote:They did avoid them for 9 years, but they played this past season. And UW travels to gonzaga this upcoming season. December 7.

    I believe they only played this most recent season cuz they were in the same Holiday tournament. Good to hear they're finally scheduling the Zags again. Gonzaga may be down next year so maybe the Huskies will beat them.
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  • hawksfansinceday1 wrote:
    JSeahawks wrote:They did avoid them for 9 years, but they played this past season. And UW travels to gonzaga this upcoming season. December 7.

    I believe they only played this most recent season cuz they were in the same Holiday tournament. Good to hear they're finally scheduling the Zags again. Gonzaga may be down next year so maybe the Huskies will beat them.

    If you think it was UQ avoiding Gonzaga, you don't truly understand the history of what went on for the two teams to part ways...

    But back to Porter, huge get. Roman is on fire right now, what is that? The 4th commit in last 2 weeks? And he's definitely not done
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  • Talent has never been the problem for UW
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  • getnasty wrote:Talent has never been the problem for UW

    Yeah how many first rounders in the last few years?
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  • Talent has not been the problem for Romar, but it was definitely a problem right after Wroten and Ross left. UW Hoops had a small 2-3 year drought where I think Romar struck out on a lot of recruits. There is no doubt he has had his best run in recruiting the past two years. Even better than the years when he was landing guys like Brockman, Isaiah Thomas and Pondexter. Prior to Fultz and Porter Jr, Romar has never landed a top 5 guy. And just a week or two ago he landed Jaylen Nowell who is considered one of the top 3 guys in the state of Washington for 2017.

    I think next year UW makes the dance, but I think 2017 will be the year they can make a serious run. If Fultz comes back (he most likely won't) to play with Porter Jr, we would likely be one of the favorites to win it all.
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  • UW is to Pac-12 hoops what UCLA is to Pac-12 football.
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  • It's cool and all, but I am not terribly optimistic that this ever comes to fruition.
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  • Tical21 wrote:It's cool and all, but I am not terribly optimistic that this ever comes to fruition.


    With all the connections he has at UW it would surprise me if he backed out of the commitment. Also, UW for all it's problems has helped a lot of players get drafted in the NBA draft.

    More realistically, he will come here and play, then UW will collapse again to miss the tournament, and he'll end up a top 5 pick in the NBA after yet another UW season the fans will want to forget.
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  • Tical21 wrote:It's cool and all, but I am not terribly optimistic that this ever comes to fruition.

    Why?
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  • kearly wrote:More realistically, he will come here and play, then UW will collapse again to miss the tournament, and he'll end up a top 5 pick in the NBA after yet another UW season the fans will want to forget.

    My guess as well.
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  • brettb3 wrote:
    Tical21 wrote:It's cool and all, but I am not terribly optimistic that this ever comes to fruition.

    Why?

    I'm not terribly optimistic that Romar is still here by 2017, which would leave Porter's father looking for a new job and team for his two sons, unless maybe somehow Roy is given the job. I dunno, do you think we're a tournament team this year? Wouldn't we have to be in order for Romar to still be here by 2017?
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  • Tical21 wrote:
    brettb3 wrote:
    Tical21 wrote:It's cool and all, but I am not terribly optimistic that this ever comes to fruition.

    Why?

    I'm not terribly optimistic that Romar is still here by 2017, which would leave Porter's father looking for a new job and team for his two sons, unless maybe somehow Roy is given the job. I dunno, do you think we're a tournament team this year? Wouldn't we have to be in order for Romar to still be here by 2017?


    He will be here. You don't fire a guy who has a top 3 recruiting class and a top 5 player coming in. Fire Romar and the program takes a major step back.

    UW isn't done. Rumors are that they are trying to land either 5-star guard Trae Young (Porter Jr's HS teammate) or Bamba who is also 5-star who MPJ knows. It may sound crazy, but UW could have the #1 recruiting class for 2017.

    As much as Romar sucks at coaching, his teams do well when he has talent. There is no doubt he has talent for the next two years. I honestly think something special is brewing in Montlake. It will take some time for people to come around as the program has been lousy for quite some time, but people will eventually come around.
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  • Hawk-Lock wrote:
    Tical21 wrote:
    brettb3 wrote:
    Tical21 wrote:It's cool and all, but I am not terribly optimistic that this ever comes to fruition.

    Why?

    I'm not terribly optimistic that Romar is still here by 2017, which would leave Porter's father looking for a new job and team for his two sons, unless maybe somehow Roy is given the job. I dunno, do you think we're a tournament team this year? Wouldn't we have to be in order for Romar to still be here by 2017?


    He will be here. You don't fire a guy who has a top 3 recruiting class and a top 5 player coming in. Fire Romar and the program takes a major step back.

    UW isn't done. Rumors are that they are trying to land either 5-star guard Trae Young (Porter Jr's HS teammate) or Bamba who is also 5-star who MPJ knows. It may sound crazy, but UW could have the #1 recruiting class for 2017.

    As much as Romar sucks at coaching, his teams do well when he has talent. There is no doubt he has talent for the next two years. I honestly think something special is brewing in Montlake. It will take some time for people to come around as the program has been lousy for quite some time, but people will eventually come around.

    If he doesn't make the tournament this year, he's done. Recruiting be damned. He knows it, everybody over there knows it. #2 player in the country or whatever. It's all a waste of time if we can't make the tournament. He would have been fired after last season by 90% of the universities in the country. One of the 15 most talented teams in the country, and you don't even make the tournament? He'll have one of the 25 most talented rosters in the country again this season. You don't get to dodge that bullet twice.
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  • Tical21 wrote:
    Hawk-Lock wrote:
    Tical21 wrote:If he doesn't make the tournament this year, he's done. Recruiting be damned. He knows it, everybody over there knows it. #2 player in the country or whatever. It's all a waste of time if we can't make the tournament. He would have been fired after last season by 90% of the universities in the country. One of the 15 most talented teams in the country, and you don't even make the tournament? He'll have one of the 25 most talented rosters in the country again this season. You don't get to dodge that bullet twice.


    Noooooooo!!! He must stay!
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  • The NCAA system is hilarious. Paying players directly is an abomination on "amateurism," but go ahead and pay their dads to come and hang out at practice and whatnot. (Feels like there should be a *wink* after that.) The acceptability of workarounds like this is SMH funny.
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  • I'm just telling you facts. He isn't going anywhere, even if they miss the NCAA's this year. No AD will turn their back on a kid who could be the next Durant. I don't think people in here understand how big of a player Michael Porter Jr is. DeJounte Murray wasn't even in the top 25. Top 5 ranked kids pretty much only go to Kentucky, Duke, UNC, etc. This kid alone will get UW a lot of television time.

    Here's the thing with Romar, he should have been fired 3-5 years ago. When he actually deserved to be fired. When he wasn't recruiting or doing anything. But he is recruiting at a higher level than 95% of schools right now. He is recruiting on the level of elite programs like the ones I listed above. If he were to get fired now, it wouldn't be fair. But I would have had zero problem with him getting canned anytime between 2011-2014.
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  • Hawk-Lock wrote:I'm just telling you facts. He isn't going anywhere, even if they miss the NCAA's this year. No AD will turn their back on a kid who could be the next Durant. I don't think people in here understand how big of a player Michael Porter Jr is. DeJounte Murray wasn't even in the top 25. Top 5 ranked kids pretty much only go to Kentucky, Duke, UNC, etc. This kid alone will get UW a lot of television time.

    Here's the thing with Romar, he should have been fired 3-5 years ago. When he actually deserved to be fired. When he wasn't recruiting or doing anything. But he is recruiting at a higher level than 95% of schools right now. He is recruiting on the level of elite programs like the ones I listed above. If he were to get fired now, it wouldn't be fair. But I would have had zero problem with him getting canned anytime between 2011-2014.

    Didn't he get this year so we can see what he does with Fultz?

    Okay, so we give him one more year and he gets Porter. Then he misses the tournament again, but has one of the top classes in the country for 2018. Does he get another year at that point to see what he does with this next excellent class?
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  • getnasty wrote:Talent has never been the problem for UW


    This is true for their football program as well. Lots of talent, yet mediocre results.
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  • Funny this kids dad is LITERALLY on UW's payroll!
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  • Quietly UW has the #2 ranked recruiting class for 2017.

    Also, Markelle Fultz led the U18 Team to Gold in Rio and was named MVP of the entire tournament.

    BOW DOWN!
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  • Hawk-Lock wrote:Quietly UW has the #2 ranked recruiting class for 2017.

    Also, Markelle Fultz led the U18 Team to Gold in Rio and was named MVP of the entire tournament.

    BOW DOWN!


    And nobody else in the PAC 12 is even slightly worried. I'd put money on Altman with a 25th ranked class beating romar with a 1st ranked class everytime.
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  • Yeah but our higher recruits will go higher in the draft, so there! Tournament? We don't need no stinkin tournament.
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