Campus Corner

Columbia native Michael Porter Jr. set to attend Kansas-TCU game Saturday before high school showcase

Michael Porter
Michael Porter Special to The Star

One of the nation’s best high school basketball players will visit Kansas on Saturday when No. 1-ranked Jayhawks play host to TCU at Allen Fieldhouse.

Michael Porter Jr., a junior swingman at Tolton Catholic in Columbia, will make the visit in an unofficial capacity. Porter’s high school team is set to face Blue Valley Northwest at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Johnson County Community College in the Best of the Midwest Showcase. The fortuitous scheduling will allow the entire Tolton team to visit Allen Fieldhouse in the afternoon, when KU-TCU tips off at 1 p.m..

Porter, a 6-foot-8 guard, is the No. 3 overall recruit in the 2017 recruiting class, according to He has scholarship offers from every prominent program in the country, and he is drawing heavy interest from both Kansas and Missouri. His younger brother, Jontay, is a 6-foot-8 power forward and has already verbally committed to play at Washington.

The Star profiled Porter and his impending college decision last summer. Here is the full story.