At Missouri State
A good athlete who has been one of Missouri's top prep standouts the past four seasons at Sikeston High School, earning all-state honors all four seasons ... He will give the Bears a viable scoring and rebounding option at several positions this winter and add depth and defense to the MSU rotation.
A four-year starter and three-year captain for Coach Gregg Holifield at Sikeston (Mo.) High, Porter was a four-time Class 4 All-State selection ... Also earned Class 4 all-district and All-SEMO Conference First-Team honors four years ... Helped the Bulldogs to a collective 86-24 record during his four seasons, averaging 19.2 points per game for his career ... As a senior in 2008-09, he averaged 21.3 points, 8.4 rebounds and 2.7 assists while leading Sikeston to a 24-4 record and Class 4 quarterfinal run ... Was team captain for the No. 2 ranked squad ... Named Standard-Democrat Player of the Year, SEMO Conference Player of the Year, BA Sports Player of the Year, and BA Sports All-Star Game participant ... As a junior in 2007-08, he averaged 19.6 points, 9.7 rebounds and 3.5 assists while guiding Sikeston to a 22-4 campaign ... His sophomore season in 2006-07, he was named SEMO Conference Co-Player of the Year after averaging 20.7 points, 10.3 rebounds and 2.5 assists ... Led Bulldogs to a 17-9 campaign as a sophomore ... As a freshman in 2005-06, he was the top scorer (15.3) and rebounder (7.2) for the Class 4 runners-up, leading Sikeston to a 23-7 season record ... Biggest prep thrill was beating Scott County Central on 2/11/09 before a sold out Show-Me Center crowd in Cape Girardeau ... Played AAU basketball for the St. Louis Eagles.
Michael Vincent Porter was born 3/12/91 in Cape Girardeau, Mo. ... Son of Melvin and Kathleen Porter of Sikeston, Mo. ... Has four brothers, Josh, Isaac, Corey and Reese ... Father played at Drury and College of the Ozarks, and uncle Otto Porter was a standout at Southeast Missouri ... Plans to major in Engineering ... Was recruited by assistant coach Kent Williams ... Chose Missouri State over Arkansas State, Southeast Missouri, and Morehead State.