At the beginning of the season Porter was a virtual unknown to many across the country. The kid didn't play any AAU basketball, and he was only seen by a very select group of people. Still his performances in the state tournament had him on the radar of many, and during the year his stock soared.
First he put on a show at the Marshall County Hoop Fest, and then he followed that up with a big time performance against Chicago Simeon High School, and with that Porter vaulted into the national rankings.
Due to big time performance after big time performance, the Missouri Tigers and Georgetown Hoyas came at him hard on the recruiting trail and stuck out in his mind. Many assumed he was a virtual done deal to stay close to his home in Sikeston (MO) and attend Missouri, but then things changed.
Missouri Coach Mike Anderson left for Arkansas and the left the door open for Georgetown and also Kansas to get involved. Initially Porter planned to visit the Jayhawks, but on his visit to Washington D.C. he decided that Georgetown was the right place for him and pulled the trigger.
Porter is currently ranked as the No. 49 prospect in the country, but that ranking could go up even more when they are updated later this month.