The top available unsigned 2017 prospect in the state is now off the recruiting board. Still unsigned this late in the recruiting process and playing throughout the busy recruiting month of July as he considered his options, Cesar Chavez High School's athletically gifted 6-foot-5, 200-pound ultra-athletic wing prospect Malik Porter has decided on a college home for himself.
Last week, after mulling over his many junior college options for the fall, Porter decided to choose the College of Southern Idaho (CSI) for his future destination. CSI is widely known nationally as one of the premier junior college basketball programs in America - producing loads of top-rated division-I talent over the past 20 years.
While mulling over his college recruitment options this summer, Porter traveled throughout the spring and summer with Team Harden on the Adidas circuit.
Not an academic qualifier, Porter will attend the College of Southern Idaho in an attempt to work on earning a Associates Degree in two years, for the intention of moving on to a four-year college after achieving it. He will also need to complete 60% of his degree coursework in the junior college ranks before moving on.
If he can get it done academically, Porter should become a highly sought after recruiting target at CSI. Porter was one of the most talented and gifted unsigned senior prospects in the West this summer. He is super long and has NBA athleticism. Porter does not need the basketball to score on the floor, and is an excellent defender and finisher. He blocks numerous shots and finishes plays strong around the basket.
In his final senior season for Chavez, Porter averaged strong overall numbers, helping his team to a 24-5 overall record on the season. Porter averaged 11.4 points, 9.7 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 3.8 blocks and 2.1 steals per/game.
I will continue to follow Porter's development as a player, and bring you any recruiting updates as they develop for him in the junior college ranks.
Arizona Hoop Review Scouting Report: Porter is one of the most talented and gifted unsigned senior prospects in the West. He is super long and has NBA athleticism. Porter does not need the basketball to score on the floor, and is an excellent defender and finisher. He blocks numerous shots and finishes plays strong around the basket. He sort of roams around the floor without a true position and simply makes big plays, on both ends of the floor. A solid mid-range shooter that needs to develop his perimeter skills to maximize his potential on the floor. A capable ball handler and passer. An excellent slasher and finisher at the rim, and in transition where he thrives in the open floor. An excellent defender that plays passing lanes at a high level. A serious mid-major plus prospect or higher after a stint in the junior college ranks.