Michael Porter Jr. signs with agency; he’s officially done at Mizzou
COLUMBIA, MO. • Michael Porter Jr. is now officially a former Missouri basketball player. On Monday, Porter announced plans to enter the NBA draft but on Thursday he nullified his chances to return to college by signing with an agent. Porter signed with Priority Sports, he announced on Instagram.
The Chicago-based firm headed by CEO and longtime agent Mark Bartelstein also represents St. Louis native and Washington Wizards All-Star Bradley Beal and Brooklyn Nets veteran and former Mizzou player DeMarre Carroll.
Underclassmen who declare for the draft are allowed to return to college and retain their eligibility by May 30 as long as they don’t sign with an agent.
The NBA draft is June 21 in Brooklyn. Until then, underclassmen can participate in April’s Portsmouth Invitational and May’s NBA draft combine and are allowed to attend one tryout for each NBA team.
Jontay Porter, Michael’s younger brother, hasn’t updated his draft status as of Thursday afternoon. Jontay could elect to enter the draft pool but not hire an agent, allowing him to return to Mizzou for his sophomore season after receiving feedback from NBA teams.