Marc Jackson on Michael Porter Jr: “He is a Future NBA Scoring Champion”
Former Philadelphia 76ers center and current analyst for NBC Sports Philadelphia Marc Jackson thinks highly of one of the top prospects in the 2018 NBA Draft.
Speaking on the Sports Bash on Friday, Jackson gave his take on Missouri forward Michael Porter Jr. as a prospect.
"If he is healthy, he is a future NBA scoring champion." Jackson said about Porter Jr. "He can be a super-star in this league."
Jackson noted that Porter needs to have a clean bill of health to reach his lofty exceptions and that his defense could be an issue, but also offered: "He is a franchise changing player."
The 19-year-old Porter Jr. is one of the biggest wildcards in the lottery, due to legitimate injury concerns, he could be selected anywhere from No. 1 overall or be there on the board when the Sixers pick at No. 10.
Porter Jr. cancelled his workout scheduled last Friday with hip spasms, he also had back surgery last November, putting up many red flags about his draft status.
After many had Porter Jr. ranked as the top-player in the country at this time last year, he ended up having back surgery, and played just 53 minutes his freshman season at Missouri.
He appeared in just three games this season, averaging 10 points, 6.7 rebounds in 17.7 minutes per game.