Cavs interest in Michael Porter Jr. seems to put him at top of their Big Board
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By Quenton S. Albertie

The Cleveland Cavaliers, armed with the 8th pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, have shown more public interest in Michael Porter Jr. than any other prospect.

If you’ve followed along the Cleveland Cavaliers’ path to the 2018 NBA Draft, you’ll notice one draft prospect’s name pops up more than others: Michael Porter Jr., a 6-foot-10 forward from the University of Missouri.

After being named as the Gatorade Player of the Year, Naismith Prep Player of the Year, USA Today’s High School Player of the Year and a McDonald’s All-American in 2017, Porter is understandably considered an elite prospect despite missing nearly the entire season with a spine injury he sustained in high school.

He scored 19 points while tallying 4 rebounds, 1 block and 1 steal and the Nike Hoop Summit (2017). He scored 17 points while pulling down 8 rebounds and collecting a steal in the McDonald’s All-American game, leading to MVP honors (2017).

He averaged 17.3 points, 5.6 rebounds, 0.7 steals and 0.7 blocks per game at the adidas Nations tournament (2017) and 15.8 points, 5.6 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 1.8 steals and 1.0 block per game for the FIBA Junior Team in the U-18 Americas Championship tournament...

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