When you think of a family that has the talent for basketball flowing in their veins, the family of Michael Porter Jr. comes to mind, of course, the family of Michael Porter Jr. who was ranked as the nation’s top recruit by ESPN. Michael’s parents were all professional basketball players, with his father still working as a coach, while his seven siblings are all active basketball players at various levels of the nation.
Michael, who was home-schooled until high school age, went to Father Tolton Regional Catholic High School in Colombia in ninth grade and led the school to its first basketball title in his junior year with an average of 28.5 points, 3.4 assists, and 11.8 rebounds. He attended the University of Missouri, where he was active in college basketball. Currently, the young star is playing professional basketball for the Denver Nuggets after being named 14th President of the National Basketball Association in 2018.
As he is still very new to professional basketball, the young star’s net worth is currently under review, although some not-so-reliable sources have put his net worth at an impressive $10 million.
Family – Parents and Brothers
It was the ultimate romantic introduction sometime in the early 1990s when a young guy named Michael Porter with a bag of ice on each of his knees came out of a YMCA in Lebanon, Ohio, where he had been practicing with his basketball team, and met a young woman; Lisa Becker, who was about to become part of the women’s basketball team and was on his way there. What began that day in the gym gave birth twenty years later to eight children with the former League L athletes as the matriarch and patriarch of the first family of Columbia basketball.
To talk about the rest of the family: Robin Pingeton, the Missouri women’s basketball coach, is Lisa’s sister, and Michael Sr. currently works as an assistant coach for the MU women’s team. The older Porter daughters, Bri and Cierra, were on the Rock Bridge girls basketball team, which won three titles in a row. Bri later moved to Missouri, while Cierra will join her as Bruin after her last run. According to ESPN, the eldest son Michael Porter Jr. is the number two in the 2017 class nationwide, and the leader of the Tolton and younger brother Jontay basketball team is a Trailblazers rookie and also a D-I contender. The younger four Porters, namely Coban, Jevon, Izaak, and Jayda, are all active basketball players and it is expected that Colombia will be flooded with Porter basketball players in the foreseeable future.
The matriarch of the Porter family, Lisa, was quite a basketball player herself. During her active years on the field, with a high average of 58.7 points per game in high school, she was a fairly tireless player. She played college basketball for the University of Iowa and played professional basketball in France. More importantly, she played on the United States Olympic Festival North Team in 1983 and the US William Jones Cup team in 1985. With all her achievements, she is definitely worthy of being counted among the legends of yesterday.
Michael Porter Jr’s Girlfriend
Porter is in a romantic relationship with Madison Pettis, who is famous as a former Disney Channel actress. Madison is best known for her role in the Disney movie Cory in the House, entitled Cory in the House, in which she was cast as Sophie Martinez, she is also known for The Game Plan and Barney and Friends in her acting career, which began in 2005 when she was a child until now when she has just reached her twenties. When asked how and where they met, Michael Porter Jr. said with a laugh that Madison had told him not to tell this story, although everything suggests that the young lovers are happy together and it looks like they will spend a long time together as a couple.
Since height is a very important part of the basketball game, it is expected that each player will reach a great height of over six feet to have the height advantage on the court. Michael is no exception, the little forward of the Denver Nuggets stands at a great height of 208 cm and weighs 98 kg or 215 lbs, depending on his gigantic height. The details of his other body statistics are not known.