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13 Michael Porter

Name
Michael Porter
Position
Guard
Class
JR
Hometown (Last School)
Modesto, CA (Modesto Christian)
Ht
6'3"
Wt
198
Seasons
2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09
Birthday
May 10, 1987

Michael Porter was born May 10, 1987, to Gary and Pam Porter.  Porter was coached by his father Gary in high school, the same high school as former Wildcat standout Chuck Hayes.

Porter averaged 16 points, 8 assists, 5 rebounds, 4 steals per game, and shot 41% from three-point range during high school.  He was a four year starter at Modesto Christian amassing a 115-23 record.  Porter was three-time all-state, four-time All-District.  He led Modesto Christian to the 2004 state championship and a 2003 runner-up finish.

As a freshman, Porter saw action in all but five games.  He averaged 6.7 minutes per game.  Porter shot 35 percent (9-of- 26) from long range, but was just 3-of-14 in his last 16 games.  He had season-high four assists in 14 minutes against Georgia and scored five points on four occasions (DePaul, UCLA, Santa Clara and Georgia).  Porter played a season-high 16 minutes against Chattanooga.  His first collegiate points were scored on a three-pointer in the win over DePaul.  He finished the game with five points, a rebound, and a steal in four minutes.

As a sophomore, Porter played in 25 games, starting nine of them.  He shot 46 percent from three-point range in his last 16 games.  He averaged 15 minutes per game.  Porter had a career-high in points (9), assists (7), three-pointers (3) and minutes (39) against North Carolina.

As a junior, Porter played and started all 36 games, averaging 23.5 minutes per game.  He scored a career-high 15 points against Georgia on March 4, 2009.  He scored 149 points on the season giving him an average of 4.1 points per game.

Porter graduated from UK early and chose to forego his senior year.

College Statistics:

NCAA

SeasonTeamMINFGMFGA3PM3PAFTMFTAORDRPFASTTOBLKSTLPTSGMPGFG%FT%3P%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
Kentucky1951645926345201824223444296.735.5675.0034.620.90.80.10.11.5
Kentucky3851549133178821442739221502515.430.6187.5041.941.21.10.80.12.0
Kentucky84750139329717228537291805311493623.535.9777.2732.991.72.50.90.14.1
Total-142781233541542734219413414214110562439015.934.7679.4135.061.31.60.60.12.7

Career Totals

SeasonMINFGMFGA3PM3PAFTMFTAORDRPFASTTOBLKSTLPTSGMPGFG%FT%3P%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
2006-071951645926345201824223444296.735.5675.0034.620.90.80.10.11.5
2007-083851549133178821442739221502515.430.6187.5041.941.21.10.80.12.0
2008-0984750139329717228537291805311493623.535.9777.2732.991.72.50.90.14.1
Total142781233541542734219413414214110562439015.934.7679.4135.061.31.60.60.12.7

On This Day In UK Basketball History

On February 26, 1949, Cliff Barker hit a shot against Vanderbilt from 63 feet, 7 inches to record the longest field goal ever made by a Kentucky player.  The previous record of 53 feet , 9 inches was set by Ralph Beard.

 

On February 26, 1991, Kentucky beat the Crimson Tide to win its 200th game in Rupp Arena and became one of two schools (along with North Carolina) to win 1,500 basketball games.

 

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