2018 NBA Draft Prospect: Jontay Porter

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Jontay Porter (Fansided)

Jontay Porter has the potential to be a top first round pick in this years draft.

Porter is listed at 6’11 and can play either the small forward or power forward.

Jontay went to Missouri to play with his older brother Michael Porter Jr, Unfortunately the duo wouldn’t play together but ended up allowing Porter to showcase his abilities on his own. He averaged 9.9 points a game and just under 7 rebounds a game while starting for the Tigers, along with 2.2 assist per game.His stats don’t blow you away but he is very capable of having great games

Pros:

Porter isn’t your typical forward coming in at 6’11, But he does have the ability to knock down the long ball at a very manageable rate (shot 36.5% his freshman season). He is very sound at the free throw line with a 75 percent rate. But he does have the potential to be a steal as a mid to late first round pick.

Cons:

Passing abilities, it isn’t necessarily a bad part of his game but if he were to stay at Mizzou then he could work on it a bit more since he’d be the premier play for them. I don’t have many cons for Porter.

I’ll close it out by saying Porter would help the Hawks by splitting time with Prince and Collins at SF and PF depending on the lineup we rollout during the game. I’ve become very high on Porter and wouldn’t mind drafting him late 1st or early 2nd.

Ryan Miller @_RMiller30

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Phil Veasley
Phil Veasley is a resident of Atlanta who has been a die-hard Hawks fan since 2005. He is Civil Engineer student at KSU. Currently, Phil writes for Atlanta Hawks Talk while also managing all ATLSportsHQ sites. He can be reached on Twitter at @_ATLPhil

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