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Syracuse Basketball Recruiting: Orange Offer Top 2017 Forward

One day after announcing Syracuse was on his initial list of schools, the Orange extended a scholarship offer to 2017 5-star small forward Michael Porter Jr..

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Less than 24 hours after releasing his initial list of schools, 2017 5-star Michael Porter Jr. received an offer from the Syracuse Orange. He announced the news via Twitter.

The offer comes as no surprise. His interest, however, has a unique twist. Three weeks ago, Porter Jr. hadn't heard from Syracuse, or showed any interest in the Orange. While particpating at the 5th annual Mary Kline Classic in May, Porter Jr. and 2016 commit Matthew Moyer bonded. That bond eventually led to a phone call from Michael to Syracuse Orange assistant coach Gerry McNamara, who reassured SU's interest.

The 5-star forward plays his AAU ball for MOKAN Elite (KS). Through 14 games played, he's averaging 17.4 points and 7.0 rebounds. MOKAN is currently 12-5 and qualified for Peach Jam.

He is rated as the No. 2 overall player in the class, according to ESPN247Sports and RivalsScout has the 6-foot-9 forward as the No. 3 overall player.