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13 - Michael Porter

Missouri 

  • Birthday: 6/29/98
  • NBA Position: Small Forward
  • Class: Freshman
  • Ht: 6-10
  • Wt: 215
  • Hometown: Columbia, MO
  • High School: Nathan Hale
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Overall

100

2018
Mock:  1

NBA Comparison: Kevin Durant/Joe Johnson

Strengths: It's not often that you find an elite level size/shooter/athlete package at the high school level ... Extremely mature, focused and hard working individual ... Smooth and athletic wing forward with high level intangibles and competitiveness … Possesses tremendous size for a wing forward at 6'10 with a 7'0 wingspan and 9'0 foot standing reach ... Could transition to being a face up four in today's "play up a position" NBA ... Possesses good coordination, fluidity, and versatility … Smooth shooting stroke with proper form, rotation, and arc ... Draws fouls at a high rate ... Reliable free throw shooter, shot 81.2% over the Nike EYBL and 86% his senior year at Nathan Hale. Gets great elevation with his shot combined with his size and length, can rise and shoot over the top of the defense ... Excels in catch and shoot situations as well as one or minimal dribble pull ups ... Highly efficient and consistent scorer ... A pure shooter ... Shot very well from three at 47% his senior year ... Nearly automatic from midrange ... Threat to score from anywhere within the half court ... Moves well off the ball … High level athlete with great run and jump ability, especially at his height ... Finishes well in transition ... Quick off the ground. Has impressive second jump, giving him an edge on tip-ins and put backs. Good rebounder ... Crashes offensive boards after nearly every missed shot … Plays well within the offense; doesn’t force his scoring or try to do too much. Squares up on the move and gets his feet set quickly. Stays balanced and shows good body control when he shoots on the move. Uses screens and curls well … Plays the baseline well … Has good potential as a perimeter defender with his length and ability to move his feet. Solid shot blocking ability … Solid court vision and passing ability … Strength has improved over the past year …

Weaknesses: Better ability to attack the rim off the bounce would add to his scoring arsenal ... Tends to rely on shooting over the defense in the half court ... Ball handling has improved but still needs to improve his overall ball skills, especially with his left hand ... Straight line driver lacking in creativity and doesn’t break down the defense ... Doesn’t create much off the dribble or have a lot of shiftiness in his game ... Has to move without the ball and have separation before receiving it to create space … Relies on outjumping opponents at this stage, will need to improve offensive game moving forward ... His pull up game can be predictable and won’t come as easy at the next level ... If his shot isn’t falling, he doesn’t always have a way to get easy baskets ... Can improve his offensive post game … Doesn’t make many decisions with the ball in a triple threat position, generally shoots off the catch or looks to give the ball up after minimal dribbles ... His aggression and physicality doesn’t always match his natural ability ... Should look to add strength and toughness ... Playing against more physical defenders moving forward may take some adjusting … Can improve upon finishing in traffic …

Outlook: Measured 6’10’’ in shoes, with a 7'0’’wingspan, 9'0 standing reach and 216 lbs at the 2017 Nike Hoop Summit ... Measured 6’10’’ in shoes, with a 6’10’’ wingspan and 195 lbs at the 2015 Nike Basketball Academy ... Measured 6'8, 188 lbs, with a 6'9 wingspan at the 2014 Nike Elite 100 ... Measured 6'7.5 without shoes, 6'8.5 with shoes, 193 lbs, with a 6'9.5 wingspan and 8'10.5 standing reach at the 2014 USA Junior National Team Mini Camp ... Widely projected as the likely #1 pick for the 2018 draft and many scouts feel he would be first in the drafts before and after his ... Incoming Missouri freshman. After an impressive Nike EYBL season, leading MOKAN Elite to win Peach Jam, Porter went on to lead Nathan Hale to an undefeated season going 29-0 (turning around a team with a previous record of 3-18), beating the likes of Sierra Canyon and Oak Hill Academy while averaging 34.8 points and 13.8 rebounds on the season, including 28 points and 17 rebounds in the Washington state 3A title game. Porter was named MVP of the McDonald’s All American game with 17 points and eight rebounds. Tied a game high 19 points at the Nike Hoop Summit … Naismith Player of the Year ...

Evan Tomes 6/11/17

Strengths: 6’9 smooth and athletic wing forward … Possesses good coordination and fluidity … Smooth shooting stroke with proper form, rotation, and arc. Reliable free throw shooter, shot 81.2% over the Nike EYBL. Gets great elevation with his shot combined with his size and length, can rise up and shoot over the top of the defense. Excels in catch and shoot situations as well as one dribble pull ups. Efficient scorer. Shoots well from midrange and three. Moves well off the ball … High level athlete with great run and jump ability, especially at his height. Finishes well in transition. Quick off the ground. Has impressive second jump, giving him an edge on tip-ins and put backs. Good rebounder. Crashes offensive boards after nearly every missed shot … Plays well within the offense; doesn’t force his scoring or try to do too much. Squares up on the move and gets his feet set quickly. Uses screens and curls well … Plays the baseline well … Has good potential as a perimeter defender with his length and ability to move his feet …

Weaknesses: Doesn’t have a wide variety to his scoring arsenal. Doesn’t provide much in the half court outside of catching and shooting over defense. Not a strong ball handler. Straight line driver and doesn’t break down the defense. Doesn’t create much off the dribble or have a lot of shift in his game. Has to move without the ball and have separation before receiving it to create space … Relies on outjumping opponents at this stage, will need to improve offensive game moving forward. If his shot isn’t falling, he doesn’t have a way to get easy baskets … Doesn’t make many decisions with the ball, generally shoots off the catch or looks to give the ball up after minimal dribbles. His aggression and physicality doesn’t always match his natural ability … Solid passing ability but doesn’t show the ability to have the offense run through him yet … Needs to add strength. Can improve finishing in traffic … Lacks lower body strength when defending the post …

Outlook: Committed to play for Washington. Porter had an impressive Nike EYBL season, averaging a double-double with 22.8 points and 10.9 rebounds per game. He helped MOKAN Elite to win Peach Jam with 33 points while shooting 75% from the field in the championship game. With his length, athleticism, and shooting ability, Porter shows great long term potential and should have an impressive senior season. Porter will play his final year of high school basketball for former NBA player, Brandon Roy, at Nathan Hale.

Notes: Measured 6'8, 188 lbs, with a 6'9 wingspan at the 2014 Nike Elite 100 ... Measured 6'7.5 without shoes, 6'8.5 with shoes, 193 lbs, with a 6'9.5 wingspan and 8'10.5 standing reach at the 2014 USA Junior National Team Mini Camp ... Measured 6’10’’ in shoes, with a 6’10’’ wingspan and 195 lbs at the 2015 Nike Basketball Academy

Evan Tomes 9/18/16

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