2018 Potential Celtics: Missouri F Michael Porter Jr.

2018 Potential Celtics: Missouri F Michael Porter Jr.


Position: SF/PF

School: Missouri

Age: 19 (Turns 20 on 6/29)

Height: 6-foot-11

Weight: 210 pounds

Wingspan: 7-feet

2017-18 Stats (Three total games): 10 PPG, 0.3 APG, 6.7 RPG, 1.0 SPG

Scouting Report: Porter was one of the top recruits in the country coming out of high school last year, but an injury in the first half of his season opener for Missouri cut his collegiate career short. He missed the rest of the Tigers’ regular season but would come back for an SEC Tournament game and a game in the NCAA tournament, appearing off the bench both times.

Despite the lack of a collegiate career, Porter remains a valuable prospect because of his physical gifts. He stands at 6-foot-10 with a 7-foot wingspan and a nine-foot standing reach that is equal to that of Anthony Davis. For someone with that frame, Porter has shown great athleticism with an ability to score from anywhere on the floor.

Additionally, Porter’s young age of 19 gives him time to develop on both ends of the floor. Combine that with the NBA’s continuing trend of versatile two-way wing players and his value only increases.

Granted it was a small sample size, but Porter averaged 0.3 assists in three games with Missouri. His defense has been inconsistent on the defensive end at times as well. But his biggest question mark will be his health; the injury like the one Porter suffered has been known to resurface.

Notes: Porter was shut down for a few days the week before the NBA draft, although he says reports of his injury were “greatly exaggerated.” All NBA teams were invited to a medical examination of Porter recently.

Some mock drafts have the 19-year-old going as high as No. 5 to Dallas.

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Source: GreenStreet Blog

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