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Report: Top NBA Draft Prospect "Leaning" Toward Returning To School

Missouri's cheerleaders with the team's mascot on a basketball court.

COLUMBIA, MO - JANUARY 24: The Missouri Tigers mascot, Truman, joins arms with cheerleaders to sing the school anthem after the game between the Arkansas Razorbacks and the Missouri Tigers at Mizzou Arena on January 24, 2015 in Columbia, Missouri. The Razorbacks defeated the Tigers with a final score of 61-60 to win the game.(Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Former Missouri freshman forward Michael Porter is considered to be one of the top prospects in the 2018 NBA Draft. Most projections have him going inside the top 10.

Porter's younger brother, Jontay Porter, is also a top NBA Draft prospect. Some actually think his upside is higher than his older brother's.

Jontay has yet to officially declare for the NBA Draft, though. He's yet to sign with an agent, making it possible for him to return for the 2018-19 season.

A new report suggests that he's leaning on doing just that.

From The Ringer:

Multiple league sources say Missouri big man Jontay Porter, the younger brother of Michael Porter, is leaning toward returning to school for his sophomore season. Porter is a skilled shooter and passer who needs to get in better shape to prove he can defend. He’s currently projected as a late-first- to mid-second-round pick. The 2019 draft class is weaker, so Jontay could rise into the lottery with a strong sophomore season.

The 18-year-old Porter averaged nearly 10 points and 7 rebounds a game for Missouri in 2017-18. The 6-foot-11 big man is a stretch forward, as he shot 36 percent from the 3-point line.

The deadline for underclassmen to withdraw from the 2018 NBA Draft is May 30.

Stay tuned.