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4 - Kevin Porter

USC 

  • Birthday: 5/4/00
  • NBA Position: SG/SF
  • Class: Freshman
  • Ht: 6-5
  • Wt: 215
  • Hometown: South Seattle, WA
  • High School: Rainier Beach
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Overall

89

2019
Mock:  26

NBA Comparison: Deshawn Stevenson

Strengths: 2-guard who started the season out extremly strong and is a talented player when focused and motivated ... Pretty strong and has a good body for an NBA wing (6’6”, 218 pounds) that has yet to turn 19 ... Strong Isolation player with a number of ways to score ... Idolizes James Harden and has polished a few of his moves ... Has the ability to nail step-back jumpers ... Handles the ball well with combo guard potential ... Has potential to be a good shooter (41.2% from 3-point range) ... Can push it in transition as he has good speed ... Has NBA level athleticism ... Very quick ... Can jump really high and explode to the rim ... Does a good job finishing around the rim ... Really good slasher ... Has a good nose for the ball ... He’s willing to crash the glass (7.2 rebounds per 40 minutes) ... Good at scoring off tip ins and put backs ... Aggressive ... Plays to the whistle. Pretty alert defender ... Has the tools to be a good NBA defender ... Has the ability to force turnovers and go coast-to-coast for the slam (1.5 steals per 40 minutes) ... Has a great deal of potential if he gets into the right situation and dedicates himself to becoming a focused professional ... Plays with a swagger ...

Weaknesses: Needs to improve his shot selection ... Doesn’t always make the right play ... Decision making as a whole needs to improve ... Has a tendency to get out of control (1.4 assists & 1.9 turnovers per game) ... Foul shooting needs to improve (52.2%). Would benefit from another year in school to polish his game and become a impact performer throughout the season ... Didn’t get a ton of minutes his freshman year (22.1) so his sample size is a bit small ... Talking to NBA scouts regarding Porter, there are a lot of off court concerns surrounding maturity and decision making ... Has had a number of well documaneted incidents including a run in with Coach Andy Enfield, and it's safe to say that Porter doesn't have the best reputation for being a mature, team focused guy ... Lacks discipline, focus, structure ...

Overall: There’s a lot to like about Kevin Porter in terms of athleticism and skill ... He’s got all the physical tools to succeed in the NBA and looks ready from that standpoint ... He certainly would benefit from another year of college just to improve his decision making and become a more mature player. However, it's considered unlikely that he will choose to do that ... A team will have to really love his talent and be willing to work with a player that in college was disruptive ...

Ben Parker 4/8/19

January 19, 2016

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