Kevin Porter, Jr.

Top 30 2018 SG Kevin Porter, Jr. has local, regional options

Kevin Porter, Jr., ranked 28th in Scout's 2018 class, has several programs seriously pursuing him in-state and regionally. Here's the latest on the four-star shooting guard's recruitment.

One of the top wings in the 2018 class comes from Seattle Rainier Beach in 6-foot-5, 205-pound Kevin Porter Jr.

Scout’s 28th ranked prospect in the class, Porter is a shooting guard with plus size, length, athleticism, ball handling and scoring ability.

“I’ve been playing point guard this year so I can help my team get to state and win it all,” Porter said.

“I’m being a leader right now. I was kind of a leader last year but I’m a much better leader now. I need to keep my motor going all game and not take any plays off.”

Since the beginning of his recruitment, Porter has been open about the fact that Washington is his dream school and he says the Huskies continue to prioritize him.

“Recruiting me the hardest is probably Washington,” Porter said. “I’m exploring more schools now but they’re still the top.

“I like how they play. They play fast paced and that’s how I play. Also it’s here, it’s home.”

While there’s no doubt that Washington is a serious contender to land Porter, he says that leaving Seattle for college is an option.

“I’m very open,” he said. “My mom wants me to [leave home].”

Porter listed Oregon, Washington State, Cal, Gonzaga and UCLA as other schools involved in his recruitment, in case he does decide to leave Seattle.

The four-star prospect discussed what he likes about the five aforementioned programs.

Oregon: “They have a good team this year and knocked off UCLA and USC at home. They came here and beat Washington and I was at that game.”

Washington State: “I haven’t communicated with them as much but I know (WSU freshman) Malachi Flynn so I’ve been talking to him about them.”

Cal: “I haven’t been down to Cal yet for an unofficial but I’ve been talking to the coaches and they make it sound very exciting. It sounds like a great school.”

Gonzaga: “That’s just always been a school that I like. I’ve been communicating with them for a couple years.”

UCLA: “I took an unofficial visit down there and I like everything about UCLA. The campus and atmosphere are both great.”

Porter doesn’t plan on having a drawn out recruiting process.

“I would say I’ll commit after AAU season, going into my senior year,” he said.


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