Jontay Porter: Background

Background bullet points:

  • Hometown: Columbia, Missouri

    • JUST LIKE: Sam Walton (Wal-Mart founder), Stanley Kroenke (owner of Denver Nuggets), Jon Hamm (Actor)

  • High School: Nathan Hale High (WA)

    • JUST LIKE: Macklemore, Brian Schmetzer (MLS coach),

  • All in the Family

    • You may have heard of Michael Porter Jr., Jontay’s brother and a 2018 lottery pick by the Denver Nuggets. You may also have heard of Michael Porter Sr., his father, a coach at the University of Missouri. But Porter also has two sisters who played basketball before medically retiring due to injury. His aunt, Robin Pingeton, coaches the women’s basketball team at Missouri as well.

  • He Said What??

    • When asked who he would want to play him in a movie about his life, he replied “Will Smith, he’s the greatest.”

  • Superstitious?

    • Jontay always puts on his right shoe before his left. When asked why, he couldn’t say, but he doesn’t dare change it

  • Smart Man

    • When asked to put together the best All-Star lineup, Jontay said he would have five LeBrons manning every position