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Michael Porter Jr.

As of April 11, 2017.

USA Basketball Notes

  • Started and scored a game-high 19 points with four rebounds in 23 minutes in the 2017 Nike Hoop Summit; named game MVP.
  • Named to 2017 USA Junior National Select Team that will play in the 20th annual Nike Hoop Summit on Feb. 28, 2017.
  • Won a gold medal with the 2016 Men’s U18 National Team at the 2016 FIBA Americas U18 Championship.
  • Started all five games for the 2016 USA Men's U18 National Team that posted a 5-0 record at the 2016 FIBA Americas U18 Championship from July 19-23 in Valdivia, Chile; averaged a team-leading 15.8 ppg., 5.6 rpg. and 2.4 apg.
  • Participated in the 2016, 2015 and 2014 USA Men's Junior National Team October minicamp.

College Notes

  • Verbally committed to attend and play for the University of Missouri on March 24, 2017.

High School Honors

  • 2017 Naismith Trophy National Player of the Year.
  • 2017 Gatorade National Player of the Year.
  • 2017 USA Today All-USA Boys Basketball Player of the Year.
  • 2017 McDonald’s All-American; scored a game-high 17 points and secured eight rebounds; named game MVP.
  • 2017 Naismith Trophy High School All-America first team.
  • 2017 Washington Gatorade Player of the Year.
  • 2017 Associated Press Washington State Player of the Year.
  • 2017 Associated Press Washington State 3A Player of the Year, first team.
  • 2017 USA Today All-USA Boys Basketball first team.
  • 2016 USA Today All-USA third team.
  • 2016 USA Today All-USA Missouri first team.
  • 2016 MaxPreps All-American fourth team.
  • 2016 MaxPreps Junior All-America first team.

High School Notes

  • Ranked as the No. 1 overall prospect in the 2017 ESPN 100 recruiting rankings. 
  • Transferred to Nathan Hale H.S. (Wash.) for his senior season, where he scored averaged 36.2 ppg., 13.6 rpg., 5.0 apg., 3.2 spg. and 2.7 bpg. in the Raiders’ perfect 29-0 season, capturing the Washington Class 3A state championship for the first time in school history; scored 27 points and added 17 rebounds in state title game; named 3A Tournament MVP.
  • Scored 3,427 points in four-year high school career.
  • Attended Father Tolton Catholic High School (Mo.) in 2015-16, averaging 28.5 ppg.,11.8 rpg. and 3.4 apg. as a junior.
  • Led Tolton to its first basketball state title in 2016, posting a team-high 31 points and 19 rebounds in the title game.
  • Competes in the summer for MOKAN Elite (Mo.) in the EYBL.
  • Named to All-EYBL first team after averaging 22.8 ppg. and 10.9 rpg. on the circuit.
  • Paced MOKAN Elite with 33 points and six rebounds in a win over PSA Cardinals in the Peach Jam title game on. July 10, 2016.

Personal Notes

  • Son of Lisa and Michael Porter; has four brothers, Jontay, Coban, Jevan and Izaak, and three sisters, Bri, Cie and Jayda.
  • First name is Michael, but prefers to go by Mike.
  • Boasts a 4.0 GPA.

Inside Scoop

  • Started playing basketball when he was 3.
  • Would compare his game to: Tracy McGrady.
  • Favorite USA Men’s National Team players: Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant.
  • Favorite sport aside from basketball: football.
  • Favorite superhero: The Incredible Hulk.
  • Shoe size: 14.
  • Twitter: @TheMPJ1
  • Instagram: @m1chael_porter

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