Former MU Standout MPJ Headed to Denver

Jun 22, 2018

Michael Porter Jr. is going to be a Nugget.

With the No. 14 pick of the 2018 NBA Draft, the Denver Nuggets selected the former Missouri basketball standout.

"I'm not entitled to this," Porter said in an interview with ESPN. "Everything's a blessing. I'm so excited. My path was a little bit different than everybody else's, but I'm going to make sure this pick is the best pick they've ever made."


While Porter was selected in the first round, the Columbia product slid after largely being predicted to be picked somewhere between No. 5 and No. 9. The most popular projected landing destination was the Chicago Bulls at No. 7, which took Duke's Wendell Carter Jr. instead.

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