Posted On: 09/25/15 9:45 PM
It has become common knowledge, with the head-turning success in recent years of players like Derrick White, Brandon Jefferson, Mitch McCarron and Ryan Stephan, that the talent in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference is no joke.
Well, the RMAC just got another big infusion of skill.
Legend senior guard Monroe Porter announced via Twitter on Friday that he has committed to Western State.
The Mountaineers are getting a player who does a little bit of everything on the court. As a junior last season, Porter averaged 13.6 points, 5.6 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 2.5 steals per game.
Porter has a lightning-quick release and is solid at being able to square up and fire off of screen action. He also has a strong post-up game for a 6-foot-3 guard and has impressive floor vision.
And his biggest contributions often come on the defensive end.
“Any team needs that player that can be a lockdown defender,” Porter told Prep Hoops Colorado last month. “That’s something I think I can really do.”
Before he heads off to Gunnison next year, Porter has a chance to leave quite the legacy at Legend. The Titans have a talented, all-senior starting lineup that is hungry for more after falling just shy of the Final Four last season.
“If we want a chance to make an even deeper postseason run, we have to play for each other and not ourselves.”