Michael Porter Jr. is an American professional basketball player who plays for the NBA side, Denver Nuggets. He was picked by the Nuggets in the 2018 NBA draft.
Michael Porter Jr. Bio & Family; Age, Parents, Siblings, Brother, Height
The 22-years-of-age basketball star was born in the large family as Michael Lamar Porter Jr. on 29 June 1998, in Columbia, Missouri, the United States. He is among the 8 children of his parents, Michael Porter Sr. and Lisa Porter.
Michael shares a sibling bond with his four brothers and three sisters. One of his brothers, Jontay Porter, is also a professional basketball player for the Memphis Grizzlies of the NBA. His other siblings include brothers: Coban Porter, Izaak Porter, Jevon Porter, and sisters: Bri Porter, Cierra Porter, and Jayda Porter.
About 6 feet and 10 inches (2.08 meters) tall in height, Michael attended the Father Tolton Regional Catholic High School before transferring to Nathan Hale High School. He later joined the University of Missouri and continued his college career.
His Career Stats, Injury, Contract: NBA
In his high school senior career, Michael averaged 36.2 points and 13.6 rebounds as he helped his high school team earn a perfect 29–0 record and win the Washington Class 3A State Championship. Subsequently, he played college basketball for the University of Missouri from 2017 to 2018.
Michael began his professional career journey after being selected with the 14th overall pick in the first round of the 2018 NBA draft by Denver Nuggets. On 3 July 2018, he penned a 3 year/ $9,834,360 contract with the Nuggets including $9,834,360 guaranteed and an annual average salary of $3,278,120. For the 2020-21 season, he earns the base salary of $3,550,800.
After troubled with the back injury, Michael underwent second back surgery on 19 July 2018. He made his NBA debut coming off the bench with 15 points, 4 rebounds, and an assist in a 107-122 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans on 21 October 2019.
Does Michael Porter Jr. Have A Girlfriend?
Michael Porter Jr. seems to be leading a single and career-focused life right now. However, he has had a string of romantic flings in the past. Back in 2019, he was in a relationship with a gorgeous model named Tiffany Chantharangma. As per the sources, the two kicked off their romance in December 2018.
Prior to that, he dated his actress and model girlfriend named Madison Pettis in 2017. Madison is an American actress best known for her roles on the Disney Channel series Cory in the House and the 2007 movie, The Game Plan. Their relationship couldn’t last for long as the pair called in quits after a while.
Some Interesting Facts About Michael Porter Jr.
- His father, Michael Porter Sr. was the former assistant coach of the University of Washington and an assistant coach of the University of Missouri.
- Michael was rated as a five-star recruit and ranked as one of the top overall recruits in his class by Rivals.com and ESPN.
- His career achievements include McDonald’s All-American (2017), Mr. Basketball USA (2017), and Washington Mr. Basketball (2017).
- Michael is active on Instagram with over 737k followers.