High School Sports

Columbia sophomore takes off near free-throw line in monster dunk

The Kansas City Star

With a leap from just inside the free-throw line Monday night, Michael Porter Jr. of Columbia’s Tolton Cathlolic High School took a step onto the national stage.

A Vine of Porter’s dunk on Raytown South has been shared almost 4,000 times and has been looped several million times.

Porter, a 6-8 swingman, is already one of the top recruits for the class of 2017.

Tolton Catholic beat the Cardinals 64-52, with 26 points from Porter, in the third-place game of the Joe Machens Great 8 Classic in Jefferson City.