Missouri freshman Michael Porter Jr. entered the college hoops season as one of the most prized prospects in the 2018 NBA Draft pool. Porter, however, played in only three games as he suffered a back injury in Missouri’s first game of the season.
Nonetheless, teams are tantalized with Porter’s potential, and he’s considered a unanimous lottery pick—he may even go in the top five.
Michael Porter Jr is the best player in the draft!!! No question about it... Pass on him if you want too— Isaiah Thomas (@isaiahthomas) June 14, 2018
Porter thinks he’s a future star; he’s got moxie. He told CBS Sports’ Damon Amendolara that he thinks he’s a “mix of Giannis (Antetokounmpo)” and (Kevin Durant).” He also thinks there’s some Tracy McGrady in his game.
“Right now, I would say I’m a mix of Giannis and KD,” he said. “I like going to the hole a little more than KD does. I like bumping into people, a little more physical than KD. But I like to shoot the ball a little more than Giannis. So that’s what I like to compare myself to—and also Tracy McGrady. I get compared to him a lot, and I like that one a lot, too. Those are three amazing players. It doesn’t feel bad to be in the same conversation as them.”
The draft will begin at 7 p.m. ET Thursday. Catch it on ESPN.