Justin Porter: Academic Elite 1 Player Preview

Name: Justin Porter
Class: 2016
High School: Ewing High School
Height: 6’5
AAU: NJ Roadrunners

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Justin Porter is the definition of a student-athlete. The Ewing, New Jersey native possesses great skill on the court, and tremendous grades in the classroom. And he’s about to put his talent on display during Academic Elite Session 1.

Porter is coming off a successful high school season at Ewing. His team had an overall record of 29-3 and finished runner-up in the NJSIAA Group 3 Championship. Though the season did not end with a Championship, for Porter, it was very memorable. “This season was definitely one to remember,” he said in an interview. “Having a few transfers come in, and to gel as fast as we did, it was impressive.”

Justin now heads into next season with a young team, but is eager to get to work. An active defender, Justin provides a presence on defense by communicating and being in proper help position at all times. On the offensive end, he’s good at finishing at the rim with both hands.

In order to help his young team next year, Justin plans to improve his outside shooting ability. “I went from not a great shooter to a streaky shooter; now I want to become a good, consistent shooter.”

The school’s interested in Porter are impressive from an academic standpoint. His play on the court, combined with a 3.7 GPA has attracted the likes of Princeton, Cornell, Columbia and Brown, as well as NJIT and Rider. Should he choose one of the Ivy League schools, Justin should have no issue balancing basketball and class. “For my family, without academics, you can’t dribble the basketball. You can’t have one and not the other.”

Justin will be on the “Hoop Group Circuit” this summer, as he will attend both Academic Session 1 and Elite Session 1 (July 7-10) before traveling to Hoop Group Summer Tip Off (July 11 & 12), Summer Jam Fest (July 17-19) and Buzzer Beater Classic (July 25 & 26)¬†with his AAU team. We look forward to checking in with Justin as the summer progresses.

For more information about Hoop Group Elite Camps, go to www.hoopgroup.com/elite

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