Bloggers Comment on the Trey Porter Commitment

Posted In Recruiting - By Chris Metsala On Tuesday, October 15th, 2013 With 0 Comments

TreyPorterThe Washington Post “Recruiting Insider” blog has posted their story on the Trey Porter commitment.  Most of it is the same as we have all been reading across other sites.  It seems universally that Porter has a “high ceiling” due to his size and skills, and is still just developing into the player he will be.

In three years as a varsity starter for Potomac, Porter has made his greatest impact on defense, blocking shots and pulling down rebounds. While playing on the AAU circuit with Boo Williams this past summer, Porter worked on refining an offensive game that his high school coach believes will blossom at the next level.

“The fact that he’s 6-foot-10, can run the floor extremely well, has great hands and is an outstanding rim protector, I think those are the things that really intrigued college coaches,” Potomac Coach Keith Honore said. “He’s got intangibles that you just can’t teach.”

via Washington Post, “Potomac’s (Va.) Trey Porter commits to George Mason basketball

Phenom Hoop Report was generally positive about Porter and offered some nuggets about his “motor” and health, along with the skills that made him more recruitable over the summer.

Porter, who is a Boo Williams EYBL AAU alum, at his best is a versatile forward. He can shoot with touch to three point range, off the catch. He can handle for a couple of dribbles to attack the basket and he can be a game changer when engaged on defense. He affects shots with great length, athleticism, and timing.

Porter, at 6’10″ 210lbs, walks off the bus looking the part of big time player. Throughout his career Porter has had his motor questioned. He then came out this past AAU summer and could be found battling in the post, diving on the floor, and fighting for rebounds. The uptick in his motor coincided with getting his health under control.

At the end of the day George Mason is getting a versatile big that can rebound, defend, and step away from the basket. George Mason did a good job evaluating a high ceiling, late rising kid whose best basketball will be played in college.

via Phenom Hoop Report, “Trey Porter to George Mason

There was also this tidbit from a tournament over a year ago…  Porter was 6’8″ as recent as the summer of 2012.  Is he done growing?  Could he potentially gain another inch before he steps on the court at Mason?  Richmond took notice of his play as well at this time.

Trey Porter, who has grown from 6-foot-6 to 6-foot-8 and is generating his share of Division I attention, is developing into a force in the paint.

“Trey did a great job defensively around the basket. His length and his size really cause problems for everybody we played against,” Honore added. “Matter of fact, Richmond took an interest in Trey and Randy, and made the comment that they would continue to follow them throughout the season and track their progress.”


About - Chris Metsala is a George Mason alumnus and was one of the founders of the original site in 1998, which later became Chris has attended almost every home game and CAA Tournament from the Ernie Nestor years to present, and covered the team during the 2006 Final Four run. He currently lives in Northern Virginia.

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