Michael Porter Jr has declared for the NBA Draft after only playing 2 1/4 total. games in college. Yes you heard that right. Michael Porter jr was a stand out in high school but the same cant be said for his college career that was cut short due to injury. During his first game in college he went down after only 2 minutes due to a gruesome back injury. He did have surgery to repair that injury but was sidelined for the rest of the season.
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He made his return in the SEC tournament and loss to Georgia posting 12 points off of 5-17 shooting and 8 rebounds. He rebounded a little in the opening round of the NCAA tournament with a double double(16 points and 10 rebounds) but also lost to the Florida State Seminoles.
Michael Porter doesnt have a college resume of great wins or anything to back him up but his stock has not dropped. Before he was injured he was projected to go #1 in this up coming draft and still after his injury he is expected to be in the top 5. I guess you can say that teams are hoping for a Kyrie irving like affect when he gets drafted but for now all we have is his high school days to build his resume off of until he is drafted.