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11 - Jontay Porter

Missouri 

  • Birthday: 11/15/99
  • NBA Position: PF/C
  • Class: Sophomore
  • Ht: 6-11
  • Wt: 210
  • Hometown: Columbia, MO
  • High School: Nathan Hale
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NBA Comparison:

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 ...

Tajh Jenkins 5/8/17

Strengths: 6’11 left-handed stretch big man … Good face up game. Can shoot from three and stretch the floor. Can score from anywhere on the floor, inside and out. Shot 43.2% from three over the Nike EYBL. Averaged 18.1 points per game over the Nike EYBL … Can put the ball on the floor and attack in a straight line … Very good rebounder. Establishes position. Was second in the Nike EYBL with 12.6 per game and 13.5 at the Les Schwab Invitational. Averaged 2.9 offensive rebounds per game over the Nike EYBL and 3.5 at the Les Schwab Invitational … Good defender in the post. Active hands. Effective shot blocker. Finished fourth on the Nike EYBL with 2.6 per game and first at the Les Schwab invitational with 3.3 per game. Blocks and contests shots without fouling, only averaged 1.3 fouls per game over the Nike EYBL … Shows commitment and has made noticeable improvement to his body … Unselfish and sees the floor well. Hits cutters and open shooters … Willing screener, can pick and pop … Very young for class, will turn 18 at the start of his freshman season …

Weaknesses: Good mobility but not incredibly athletic or explosive. Lacks speed compared to other versatile big men. Lacks lateral quickness … Can score in the post at the high school level but doesn’t have a polished post game … Doesn’t have much creativity offensively. Straight line driver and catch & shoot situations. Heavily favors his left hand and struggles getting to the rim going right. Finishing in traffic in college will be an adjustment … Spaces the floor well but doesn’t move much off the ball … Can be turnover prone. Averaged 2.2 assists to 2.4 turnovers per game over the Nike EYBL … Only shot 65.6% from the free throw line over the Nike EYBL …

Outlook: Missouri freshman … Younger brother of Michael Porter … Was a key contributor in Nathan Hale’s 29-0 season to win Washington State 3A title, including winning the Les Schwab Invitational championship, and MOKAN Elite’s Peach Jam championship team in 2016 … Helped lead MOKAN Elite to an 11-5 record in 2017 …

Evan Tomes 10/12/17

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