Mizzou-commit Porter shines in McDonald's All-American Game

Mizzou commit Michael Porter Jr. won the MVP award at the McDonald's All-American game on Wednesday night.

Cuonzo Martin had recruited Knox, while he was the head coach at California, and built a relationship with his father and has been in contact with him about visiting Mizzou.

"This is a dream come true", said Porter. "I didn't have anything to worry about; just relax and play ball". To be MVP of this game means the world to me. "This is the top 24 high school basketball players in the country". Brandon McCoy, Troy Brown, Billy Preston and Chuck O'Bannon also reached double figures for the West Team. The Las Vegas (Nev.) Centennial product finished with 12 points and seven rebounds and said that getting the win was important after getting beaten in Tuesday's scrimmage. "They were doing a lot of talking so we wanted to come out and get it done".

Mohamed Bamba, a 6-foot-11 big man out of Westtown (Pa.) School, scored 17 points and reeled in five rebounds for the East Team.

"I love that we're in the age of player's taking the power back", said Williams during the game's broadcast. The two teams were 11 of 53 from behind the 3-point line. It shouldn't at all dampen what was a great week in Chicago for the point guard who will provide leadership in Lexington.

Young later lobbed an alley-oop pass from outside the three-point arc in transition, which Porter flew to meet for a two-handed finish.

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