June 5, 2017

By: Julius Kim


2018 four-star wing Kevin Porter of Rainier Beach (WA) and Seattle Rotary has narrowed his list to six schools.

“I’m down to USC, UCLA, Washington, Oregon, Oregon State, and California,” Porter informed Elevate Hoops. “I chose these schools because they showed major interest and stayed in touch with me and my coaches. They have supported me throughout my summer events and I can see myself on one of these team rosters when I go off to college.”


At 6-foot-5, the talented lefty spoke about each program.


USC: “How they play matches my playing style. I would feel very comfortable coming in if I was to go to USC and what they did last year as a program was outstanding. They want me to come in and play my game which is to score at will and defend.”


UCLA: “Coach (David) Grace showed me around the campus which I liked and UCLA being a successful school, going far in the tourney is what I like most there. They’re playing type is similar to USC so I would feel comfortable coming in as well at UCLA.”


Washington: “UW, being my hometown, I’m always going to consider going there. The green light and my leadership would be tested the most at UW and their new coaching staff made me feel at home when I first met them.”


Oregon: “Oregon showed me love ever since they’ve seen me play. They’re a great all around program and they do well with developing players’ weakness and improving strengths as well.”


Oregon State: “Oregon State’s coaching staff are good dudes and they are a program that usually lets players go to find their roles.”


California: “California’s coaching staff came in and watched me play and immediately gave me an offer which was a confidence booster. They showed me that they believe that I can be a major and key part to their program.”


The Washington native told Elevate Hoops that he does not have any visits setup right now but he hopes to make his college decision in September.