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11 - Jontay Porter

Missouri 

  • Birthday: 11/15/99
  • NBA Position: Center
  • Class: Sophomore
  • Ht: 6-11
  • Wt: 240
  • Hometown: Columbia, MO
  • High School: Nathan Hale
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2019
Mock:  8

NBA Comparison: Brad Miller

Strength: Strong/solid build … Can surprise defenders with his athleticism … Good length … Soft hands … Great feel for the game/IQ … Fluid in his movements … Displays great overall footwork and coordination on both ends … Light on his feet … Versatile on the offensive end of the floor … Explosive, especially when attacking the rim … Quick leaper … Nice handle for a big man … Can play above the rim effortlessly … Plays inside and outside … Knows how to score … Has great hands, allowing him to finishing efficiently around the basket … Does a good jump using pump fakes around the basket to finish around the rim … Likes to go to floaters and hooks in mid-range spots … A threat to all three levels of the defense … Takes advantages of switches in the post … Diverse offensive skillset … Skilled with the ball … Can makes plays off the dribble … Looks confident attacking closeouts … Can handle the ball effectively in transition … Crafty passer … Makes good reads/solid court vision … Moves the ball quickly … Adept at drawing defenses and passing the ball to open teammates … Great at kicking out to open teammates after being double-teamed in the post … Nice shooting stroke/good range … Floor spacer, as he can knock down 3-pointers (40/110 on the year, 36%)… Quick, compact "effortless" release … Can shoot in pick-and-pop or spot-up situations … Hits his free throws at an efficient rate … Can turn into a good pick-and-pop player … Good screen setter … Looks to get his teammates open with screens … Has the potential to be a force in the paint with added muscle … Stout defender … Makes good use of his size and strength to gain position … Has no problem bodying-up the player he’s guarding … Defends well in space … Makes things difficult for the offensive player … Has shot blocking ability (1.7 per game in 24.5 mpg) … Capable of defending at the basket with great timing and anticipation ... Smart help defender … Knows how to give weak side support … Consistently in the position to make backline rotations … Good/active rebounder … Looks to be a plus rebounder … Excels on put backs … Mature player … Poised … Possesses a 7-foot wingspan, which while not stand out should give him adequate size for the center position ...

Weaknesses: Somewhat unproven compared to other prospects who "proved it" for a longer period of time and with more consistency ... Had a very solid end to the season but some wonder whether he's capable of playing at a high level with competitiveness night in and night out, as he excelled in spurts ... Not a high level run/jump athlete ... Lacks vertical pop and burst … Adding muscle/physical improvement will help him reach his full potential as a player … As of now, he does not have the strength of a typical NBA center … Isn’t physical … Inconsistent in games … Good offensive player but he’s not elite in any particular area … Needs to continue to add consistency to his perimeter game … Post game should develop over time, but is not currently a strength ... Must improve his low post game, becoming more adept at sealing opponents and utilizing drop steps and pump fakes … There’s questions about his ability to create and finish against NBA quickness/athleticism ... Streaky shooter… Has lapses on the defensive end … Needs to work on lateral quickness … Stuck in between positions defensively, being too slow for a four and too small for the five at the NBA level … Could be a matchup dependent player…Turnover and foul prone … Gets caught trying to do too much with the ball …

Overall: Jontay hasn’t received recognition by being Michael Porter Jr.’s younger brother alone ... The younger Porter is a legitimate NBA prospect in his own right ... You won’t see anything that blows you away, but Jontay has a plethora solid NBA skills that could make him very useful as a small-ball center ... Much of his potential depends on how he transforms his body over the course of his first few season as a pro ... Still, his skillset is exactly whqat teams are looking for in today's NBA ... He projects to be a productive stretch 5 or a strong two-way center ...

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