VIDEO: Michael Porter Jr.'s High School Basketball Highlights Were Absolutely Ridiculous
Missing basketball while the NBA season is on hold? Denver Nuggets fans can fill the void by throwing it back with Michael Porter Jr.'s insane high school highlight video.
Playing at Nathan Hale High School in Seattle, Porter looked like a man among boys.
Michael Porter Jr. High School Mixtape
Talk about impressive. MPJ was hitting 3's from everywhere in the gym, and it looked like he was dunking on a Fisher Price hoop. It wasn't just highlights he had going for him either. He averaged an absurd 36.2 points and 13.6 rebounds per game in his senior year, leading his team to a perfect 29-0 season. In 2017, he was the Naismith Prep Player of the Year, Mr. Basketball USA, USA Today's Player of the Year and the McDonald's All-American Game MVP.
Back surgery cost him almost all of his lone collegiate season at Missouri, and that sent him down NBA Draft boards. He needed a second surgery, so the Nuggets' 2018 first-round pick didn't suit up until the 2019 season.
When he did finally debut, he showed the same unique game that made him such an impressive recruit. He has knocked down 43-of-102 3-point attempts (42.2 percent) this season, sporting an outstanding .570 effective field goal percentage. He's also made 26 dunks, meaning dunks and 3's have combined to account for just shy of half (48.9 percent) of his made field goals.
Porter has looked like a star in the making in his rookie year in Denver, and Nuggets fans have to be excited about what the future has in store.
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