Each and every time Phenom Hoop Report gets to report or sees a commitment from a player we have seen over the years, it is always a fantastic day. It is great to see players achieve their goal to play at the next level and it is such a great accomplishment for that player.
Here is the latest commitment.
Player: Keishon Porter
Committed to: Radford
What the Player Said:
PHR: What made Radford the place for you in the end and how did you inform the staff of your decision?
Porter: “As soon as I stepped on campus for my official visit, it just felt like I was home already and the players and coaches are great people and treated me like family. I told the assistant last night after dinner before he left to go back to Radford. He was excited.”
PHR: How are they hoping they can use you on the court early and just in general?
Porter: Early, they want me to fill in the spots for the seniors that are leaving.
PHR: What are you hoping to provide with your skill set and what will you continue to work on with your game?
Porter: “Provide a little bit of everything and continue to work on my shooting.”
Stats Last Season:
Porter led Southwest Edgecombe last year in scoring and rebounding, averaging 19.3 points and 6.4 rebounds per game. He also averaged 1.4 assists as a junior, helping the Cougars to a 15-14 overall record. Porter also played football last year, racking up 790 receiving yards and 16 touchdowns.
What Was Said by Phenom Hoops:
“Porter is able to guard the 1-3 positions and able to switch down onto 4s. He is an excellent shot blocker and great in the passing lanes. In fact, he is one of those truly gifted guys who will average 1.5 steals and 1.5 blocks per game. However, Porter’s true development has come on the offensive end. While he has always been a tough hard-nosed defender, his initiation skills have greatly improved. He has a nice handle in traffic and good court vision.”
“He’s made noticeable strides as a shooter, but still remains true to his foundation and understands how to assert himself on both ends of the floor. Porter is a confident, reliable two-way leader that plays with a silent ferocity and aggressive mentality. He seems to always stand out defensively through his rebounding, versatility, and ability to force turnovers at a nonstop rate. Porter is an absolute problem in transition, given his powerful athleticism and intelligent decision-making. He’s a fairly crafty ball-handler that can operate as a primary creator in a pinch, which allows him to set up his teammates with great consistency.” – Jeff Bendel in July 2019
“There’s a lot to like, including his IQ, athleticism, and two-way approach, but his sheer all-around productivity seems to stand out above all else. Porter simply does it all, scoring, playmaking, defending, rebounding, and does so while leading by example. He is an absolutely tenacious (and versatile) defender that can remove operating space and suffocate his on-ball assignment, which often leads to easy steals. Porter is a one-man wrecking crew in transition, especially with the ball in his hands, given his ability to finish at the rim or make plays for others. He’s also quite poised in the half-court, able to work as a cutter, primary creator, or fairly respectable spot-up threat.”