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Michael Porter Jr. went for 17 points on Friday as the USA Basketball Men's U18 National Team easily defeated Brazil 88-48 in the semifinals of the 2016 FIBA Americas U18 Championship in Valdivia, Chile.

Trae Young added 11 points; and incoming Washington freshman Markelle Fultz finished with 10 points, 11 assists and six steals.

Porter Jr., who committed to Washington last Friday, has led the Americans in scoring in three of their four games. That follows a 33-point outburst on July 10 when he led MoKan Elite to the Peach Jam championship in front of Washington head coach Lorenzo Romar and the entire staff.

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Michael Porter Jr., P.J. Washington and Hamidou Diallo combined for 53 points on Wednesday as the USA Basketball Men's U18 National Team easily defeated the U.S. Virgin Islands 107-63 in the 2016 FIBA Americas U18 Championship in Valdivia, Chile.

Porter Jr., who committed to Washington last Friday, scored 20 points for the second straight day and now has 73 points in his last three official games -- including a 33-point outburst on July 10 when he led MoKan Elite to the Peach Jam championship in front of Washington head coach Lorenzo Romar and the entire staff.

Washington added 19 points and Diallo had 14. Both players are uncommitted in the Class of 2017.

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Newly-minted Washington commit Michael Porter Jr. went for 20 points and 5 rebounds to lead the USA to a 103-70 rout of Puerto Rico in the first game for both teams at the FIBA Americas U18 Championship in Valdivia, Chile.

The 6-foot-9 Porter Jr. committed to Washington on Friday on the eve of the team's trip to Chile. His father, Michael Porter Sr., is an assistant coach and head coach Lorenzo Romar is his Godfather.

Incoming Texas freshman Jarrett Allen (St. Stephen's Episcopal School/Round Rock, Texas) had 18 points and eight rebounds; Mohamed Bamba (Westtown School/New York, N.Y.) and Washington freshman Markelle Fultz (DeMatha Catholic H.S./Upper Marlboro, Md.) each contributed 14 points; and Matt Coleman III (Oak Hill Academy/Norfolk, Va.) tallied 10 points.

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Michael Porter Jr. officially committed to Washington on Friday, just as he and his USA Basketball U18 teammates were leaving for the FIBA Americas U18 Championship in Chile.

Washington head coach Lorenzo Romar is Porter Jr.'s Godfather and Romar recently hired Michael Porter Sr. as an assistant coach. Romar and the entire staff looked on proudly last Sunday after Porter Jr. and MoKan Elite won the Peach Jam championship with a 93-65 win over the PSA Cardinals.

"Talking to my dad and Romar, I knew it was where I wanted to go," Porter told ESPN after Tweeting out his commitment.

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Before the USA Basketball U18 team heads off to the FIBA Americas U18 Championship in Chile, they are training in Houston in front of NBA scouts.

One scout told SNY.tv that Markelle Fultz, Mohamed Bamba, Michael Porter Jr., and Kevin Huerter have impressed so far.

The 6-foot-5 Fultz is currently projected as the No. 2 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft by DraftExpress.com.

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NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. -- As Michael Porter Jr. and Trae Young did their post-game TV interviews with ESPN after leading MoKan Elite to the 2016 Peach Jam championship, Washington coach Lorenzo Romar and his entire staff -- which includes Michael Porter Sr. -- stood a few feet away looking on proudly.

Washington was the last staff in the gym on Sunday, and they are also looking to be the last team standing for the 6-foot-9 Porter Jr., who went off for a game-high 33 points as MoKan Elite blew the doors off the PSA Cardinals, 93-65, before another gym full of spectators and big-time coaches.

Porter Jr., who made a strong case this weekend as the best player in the Class of 2017, is projected by one mock draft site as the No. 6 pick in the 2018 NBA Draft.

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