Otto Porter Update: Mizzou Hire Will Impact

ShowMeMizzou.com gets the latest recruiting info on the Missouri 2011 basketball standout, including upcoming visits and thoughts on Missouri's coaching change

Following the news that Missouri will be hiring a new basketball coach, ShowMeMizzou.com spoke with Scott County Central Head Coach Kenyon Wright about winning a third straight state championship. And, Coach Wright gave us an update on the recruitment of his star player, Otto Porter.

"It's always enjoyable," said Coach Wright, talking about how it feels to win the third straight state title. "We've got a group of kids that put the work, and the time, and the effort into it. And then, they get a chance to go up there and prove themselves. And, they've done it for three years in a row. I was proud of them. It's a good group of kids........................... That's what they worked for all year."

Coach Wright confirmed that Mike Anderson had been in touch with Porter, since he had taken the Arkansas job. Coach Wright said he doesn't know what impact the coaching change will have on Porter's college choice.

"I'm sure it will affect it a little bit," explained Coach Wright. "I don't know for sure how much. I don't know which way he's leaning........................ He likes Mizzou......................... I think he's still considering Mizzou, but he's still going to (visit) Georgetown and Kansas. I believe he's still considering Mizzou."

Coach Wright indicated that identifying the new Missouri coach would probably impact Porter's school choice, and that "a relationship" would be important to Porter, citing his relationship with Coach Anderson as a big factor in the previous attractiveness of Missouri.

Coach Wright indicated that Purdue assistant coach, Paul Lusk, has built a relationship with Porter, as has Missouri State Head Coach Cuonzo Martin.

ShowMeMizzou.com will continue to follow this story.


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