Missouri commit Michael Porter, Jr. is pretty good. Saying that isn’t really going out on a limb — he’s, at worst, the No. 2 player in his class for a reason — but it’s true.
And it’s not just college coaches that have noticed. Even though he won’t enter the league for over a year at the earliest, Porter, Jr. is already beginning to garner some significant buzz from NBA scouts and media draft experts. One such expert is ESPN’s Chad Ford, who had this to say while watching Porter, Jr. compete at the Nike Hoop Summit in Portland on Thursday:
At the Team USA Nike Hoop Summit practices. Pretty sure Missouri commit Michael Porter Jr. could win this scrimmage playing 1-on-5. Has every tool you could want in a prospect. He’s the early favorite to be the No. 1 pick in the 2018 NBA draft. Might be No. 1 in the 2017 draft if he was eligible.
There are about three extraordinary compliments in that one paragraph, and it should give those few people out there still unfamiliar with Porter, Jr. a better idea of just how talented a player he is.
After 27 wins over the last three seasons, Missouri is absolutely desperate for an infusion of talent. It doesn’t get much more talented than Porter, Jr.