NBA Draft Spotlight: Jontay Porter

A second ACL tear really fogs up the future for Jontay Porter. At full strength, he would be a no doubt first-round pick.

Position: PF/C From: Missouri Class/YOB: Sophomore
Height: 6’11 Weight: 240 Wingspan: N/A

Strengths:

  • Skilled passer who makes pinpoint deliveries to start the break and find other bigs on the inside
  • Has an easy release from three that produces results. Effective pick-and-pop player
  • Good feet when making moves in the post. Stays under control when he’s scoring off or rolls
  • Plus shot blocker. Despite lacking athleticism, he has tremendous timing that allows him to deter shot attempts
  • Solid ball-handler for a 7-footer

Weaknesses:

  • ACL injuries are very big red flags. Durability questions will always be there
  • Below-the-rim athlete that relies on smarts to make plays. Can have problems on the inside trying to put up shots against athleticism
  • Has missed out on a year, now likely two, of development that his peers were able to get
  • Can be too heavy footed guarding the ball, leading to a blow by
PPG RPG APG SPG BPG TPG FG% 3PT% FT%
9.9 6.8 2.2 0.8 1.7 1.9 43.7% 36.4% 75.0%

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