Michael Porter Jr is an American professional basketball player. He currently plays for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Michael Porter Jr spent some time at the Father Tolton Regional Catholic High School in Columbia, Missouri but later on, he got a transfer and moved on to Nathan Hale High School in Seattle, Washington, for his senior year.
Michael Porter Jr.’s father who was Michael Porter Sr got the opportunity to be an Assistant Coach for University of Washington. While at Father Tolton during the junior season.
Michael Porter Jr led the team to the 2A State Championship. In the summer of 2016, he joined Mokan Elite on the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League (EYBL) and he got named as Co-MVP alongside teammate and future NBA player Trae Young.
Michael Porter Jr. assisted his school team in the senior season to win the Washington Class 3A State Championship. Michael Porter Jr was named as the MVP at the McDonald’s All-American Game on March 29, 2017, and in the same year, he participated in the 2017 Nike Hoop Summit, leading Team USA to record a win over the World Select Team.
Michael Porter Jr signed a multi-year contract with the Nuggets on July 3, 2018, and about two weeks later, he underwent a successful back surgery. He made his debut in the NBA on On October 31, 2019, against the New Orleans Pelicans.
Michael Porter Jr set a new career high with 25 points in 23 minutes just four days later in a win against the Indiana Pacers.
Later on September 27, 2021, he signed an extension of his contract with Denver Nuggets for five years and the amount of money involved was $172 million. That amount is likely to increase to $207 million if Michael Porter Jr gets the opportunity to be selected into the All-NBA Team.
He grew up as a Christian and a vegetarian before becoming a full vegetarian in 2018. He also started dating Madison Pettis in 2017. Madison Pettis is an actress and a model.
Michael Porter Jr. Siblings
Michael Porter Jr. has Coban Porter as his sibling. Coban Porter plays for the University of Denver Pioneers. He has currently been sidelined due to an injury.
Unfortunately,Coban Porter got into the news for the wrong reasons when he got arrested after a fatal car crash which resulted in the death of the driver.
Michael Porter Jr. also has Cierra, Bri and Jayda Porter as siblings. Cierra is also a basketball player who plays for the University of Missouri.
She was named the Gatorade Player of the Year in Missouri in 2019 and as versatile player, she is able to play in different positions.
She can play both guard and forward positions. Bri currently plays for the University of Oregon. Another sibling of Michael Porter Jr. is Jayda who also plays basketball with the University of Washington.