Dick Vitale picks SEC diaper dandy as the ‘most dominant impact freshman’ of 2017

There’s a lot of excitement around Missouri basketball this coming season. The man who gets more pumped than anyone during a basketball game is buying into the hype surrounding one Tiger.

ESPN’s Dick Vitale has high expectations for Missouri freshman Michael Porter Jr., rated as the No. 2 overall prospect in the Class of 2017 based on the 247Sports composite ranking.

On Tuesday afternoon, Vitale tweeted out that Porter is his pick to be “the most dominant impact freshman.”

The 6-foot-10, 215-pound Porter, a Columbia native, was a 5-star prospect rated as the top small forward in the country. The only player rated higher than Porter overall was Duke PF commit Marvin Bagley.

Porter played his prep ball at Nathan Hale High School in Washington.

The Tigers’ 2017 class is rated as the second-best in the SEC and fourth-best nationally. Their five-member group also includes 5-star PF Jontay Porter, a pair of 4-star recruits in PF Jeremiah Tilmon and PG Blake Harris, along with 3-star PG C.J. Roberts.

Mizzou opens the 2017-18 season in exactly one month, when it hosts Big 12 opponent Iowa State on Nov. 10.

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