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1 - Michael Porter

Washington 

  • Birthday: 6/29/98
  • NBA Position: Small Forward
  • Class: HS Senior
  • Ht: 6-9
  • Wt: 210
  • Hometown: Columbia, MO
  • High School: Nathan Hale

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Overall

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NBA Comparison: Joe Johnson

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

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