Michael Porter Jr.

Height: 6-10

Weight: 215

College: Missouri

Classification: Freshman

Birthdate: 6/29/1998

2018 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 6

Projected Draft Range: Lottery​

2018 NBA Draft: Round 1, Pick 14 by the Denver Nuggets

Pros:

Solid scorer off the dribble

Adequate shooter from all over the floor

Excels at scoring on the move

Very good free throw shooter

Prolific scorer

Adequate playmaker

Solid rebounder

Good defensive player that can get steals and blocks

Terrific athlete

Smart player that has a good feel for the game

Cons:

Streaky shooter

Can be prone to hoisting up questionable shots

Can force the issue too much on offense

Can have lapses defensively

May not be overly physical

Missed considerable time due to a back injury

Concerns that he may not be fully healthy

Summary:

Michael Porter Jr. is a vastly athletic combination forward that could potentially end up being a top 5 pick of the 2018 NBA Draft.  He is a smart, skilled player that can score the basketball at will, and he is a fairly good playmaker that plays like a point forward.  Plus, he possesses elite physical tools that could enable him to be a solid rebounder and defensive player.​

However, he had a major back injury that caused him to miss most of the season, and while he came back, he struggled to consistently make shots against Georgia in the SEC Tournament.  On the other hand, he was able to bounce back to record a double-double in a first round loss to Florida State.  If he reaches his full potential, he could end up being a superstar in this league.

Links:

DraftExpress Profile

RealGM Profile

Tankathon Profile

DraftSite Profile

NBADraft.Net Profile

2018 ESPN Draft Profile

ESPN’s Article on Porter’s Status and Back Injury