USC Trojan guard Kevin Porter Jr has officially declared for the 2019 NBA Draft and has signed with an agent to stay in the process. The projected borderline lottery pick spent one year with the Trojans and will forgo his last three years of college eligibility.
New Beginnings ?? pic.twitter.com/n7ss5fA7wk
— Kevin Porter Jr (@Kevinporterjr) April 12, 2019
The guard from USC has great size for the NBA level. He checks in at 6’6″ and weighs in at 218 pounds, so he would have great size for the shooting guard spot in the NBA. The USC Trojans had an underwhelming year in an underwhelming conference in the freshman’s one year.
He averaged 9.5 points, 4 rebounds, and 1.4 assists per game while shooting 47.1 percent from the field. The face value of his stats can look a little underwhelming, but NBA teams will analyze his size and potential when considering drafting him.
USC freshman @Kevinporterjr has everyone’s attention. #ItTakesATeam pic.twitter.com/YtwC2D7kEn
— USC Men’s Basketball (@USC_Hoops) August 22, 2018
His season was highlighted with flashes of potential and moments of amazing ability. He will primarily be a scorer in the NBA but could work on other aspects of his game at the next level. The guard has had potential since he was in high school and will get lottery looks for that alone. He could fall just outside of the lottery when draft night comes.
Nasty stuff from Kevin Porter Jr (@Kid_Groovy) ???
(via @AWProductions_) pic.twitter.com/jbNEjBGWoG
— Def Pen Sports (@DefPenSports) December 3, 2017
He will have a chance at the NBA combine and in team workouts to further impress teams and earn a higher draft spot. His selection will largely depend on the next few months. Porter Jr is projected to go 15th in the fourth Def Pen Mock 2019 NBA Draft.