2012-13 COLLEGE STATS
- Long, wiry wing
- Excellent mid range game
- Good ball handler
- Can shoot off the dribble
- Improved three point shooter
- Good passer, unselfish
- Elite defender
WHAT THEY'RE SAYING AROUND THE WEB
Apr 15 Update: Porter declared for the 2013 NBA Draft. Porter is the top-ranked small forward on our Big Board, and for good reason. While there isn't any one thing Porter does that wows you, he may be the most complete basketball player in the country. He can shoot, handle the ball, pass it and post up on offense. He has the ability to defend multiple positions, and he's a humble guy who puts winning ahead of his own stats. He can carry the team when he needs to, but doesn't need to touch the ball to be effective. He should be a top-5 pick on draft night.
At 6'9 with a very long wingspan and a rail-thin 205-pound frame, Porter has excellent size for the small forward position, even if he must get significantly stronger before he can make an impact at the next level. This is especially important considering his lack of elite athleticism, as he is more fluid and smooth than quick or explosive. Though his intelligence and instincts allow him to compensate somewhat at this level, he will have to maximize his physical potential to contribute at the next level.
Porter is a rising Soph. wing prospect with a lot of raw potential after emerging into an important player for Georgetown despite being a lightly touted late bloomer out of HS … Pretty unique type of player with an unorthodox style … Possesses great size and length on the wing at 6’8 with a lot of length, (7'1 wingspan) and a 205 lb frame that can definitely add plenty of muscle … Very smooth athleticism and nice balance for a guy his height … Plays a smart, composed game as you’d expect from a JT3-coached player … Understands his role on both ends, and rarely plays outside of his own comfort zone … Moves very well off the ball, and presents himself with about 2 or 3 very high percentage shots every game … Not going to make many mistakes finishing around the rim, where his solid athleticism and imposing length are all beneficial to him ... Effective with unorthodox short range jumpers from just outside of the paint … Heady passer, who will reward cutters when there is a passing lane to do so … Doesn’t need to hold the ball for a lot of time to make an impact when on the court … Unselfish … Good rebounder on both ends of the floor partially due to his length, and is also willing to dive on the floor and get physical on the glass…Has the ability to get chase down blocks when beaten off the dribble, and is never completely out of plays defensively when defending 1-on-1 … Enough length to effectively defend SF’s of any size in the long term … Will continue to get better as he adds strength and polish … Was productive for a guy who wasn’t heavily relied upon last season … Will probably benefit a lot by the experience he gained this past year ...