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Kevin Porter Jr. Height, Wingspan, Weight & Age
Player: Kevin Porter Jr.
Height: 6' 5"
Wingspan: 6' 9"
Weight: 213 pounds
College: USC Trojans
Kevin Porter Jr. Stats
Kevin Porter Jr. is an explosive athlete with a polished offensive game, though his freshman season at USC was hampered by a mid-season suspension and a thigh injury. The 6-foot-5 shooting guard averaged 9.5 points per game (PPG), 4.0 rebounds per game (RPG) while shooting 41.2 percent from beyond the arc. Given the expectations coming into USC as a top-50 national high school recruit, according to ESPN, Porter's numbers were somewhat disappointing.
That being said, Porter's natural ability will likely make him a mid-first round pick come June 20, though he's not without red flags. For one, Porter shot 52.2 percent from the free-throw line last season, which is a serious concern. Porter was also suspended for "personal conduct issues," which is rarely a good sign.
His decision making on the floor appears questionable as well, having averaged 1.9 turnovers per game last season. Still, players with Porter's combination of size, 3-point shooting ability and athleticism don't grow on trees. While he's a bit of a gamble, Porter has all the physical tools to excel at the NBA level.
Kevin Porter Jr. Highlights
Kevin Porter Jr. NBA Draft Projection
Late Lottery to Mid-First-Round
Kevin Porter Jr. NBA Draft Predictions
Miami Heat (No. 13), Detroit Pistons (No. 15)
The Miami Heat find themselves in a strange position. Most of their cap space is tied up in mid-level players like Hassan Whiteside, Kelly Olynyk and Goran Dragic. While the team isn't good enough to be a legitimate contender as is, it's also too talented to finish near the bottom of the standings. The Heat have no clear path to acquiring a star player, thanks to limited assets and cap flexibility. As a result, taking a gamble on a player with star potential like Porter could make a ton of sense.
The Detroit Pistons built an identity as a big, defensive-minded team centered around Blake Griffin and Andre Drummond. However, the team could use a wing talented enough to consistently create his own shot. Porter fits that bill perfectly, and he could provide a more immediate scoring punch off the Pistons' bench.
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