None of the 19 prospects invited to attend the first round of Thursday's National Basketball Association draft at the Barclays Center in New York City are foreign-league players, ESPN reported Saturday. The one-and-done prospect had a back injury steal away his only year at Missouri, but he was at one point the No. 1 ranked prospect coming out of high school. However, there are still some concerns about his health.
Projected lottery pick Michael Porter Jr. put a second pro day scheduled for Friday in Chicago on hold, with both ESPN.com and Yahoo Sports reporting the former Missouri forward has a sore hip. The injured prospect just can't seem to catch a break.
Despite his lack of playing time, Porter is expected to be one of the first seven players selected in the draft, with some reports suggesting the Sacramento Kings are considering him with the #2 overall pick.More news: India Vs Afghanistan: Indian PM congratulates teams for the historic event
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Porter ceased all basketball activity after the season, focusing his efforts on rehab, sources told ESPN, after losing strength in his left leg in particular due to the injury. While he reportedly felt only about 50 percent physically, he had a very impressive showing, according to multiple teams in attendance, shooting the ball exceptionally well.
Rumors are going to continue heating up with the NBA Draft approaching on June 21.