Non-collegiate players won't be in National Basketball Association draft green room this year

Michael Porter's draft roller coaster takes drastic turns

Not longer after that, though, Porter's camp informed teams that he was canceling his showcase workout Friday in Chicago due to back spasms, according to Yahoo Sports.

Briefly: Texas Tech and Lakeview Centennial product Zhaire Smith has visited Charlotte and Phoenix in the past couple of days, along with several other teams before that.

Before his college career began, Porter was largely considered the top prospect for the draft but that was before he lost almost his entire freshman season to injuries.

Questions about his ability to be a good teammate at Missouri and pre-draft interviews of Porter conducted by National Basketball Association teams attending the combine contributed to the concern.

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Stay tuned as this more details emerge. Smith is projected to go late in the lottery or shortly thereafter.

Porter ceased all basketball activity after the season, focusing his efforts on rehab, sources told ESPN, after losing strength in his left leg in particular because of the injury.

Porter only played in three games for Missouri as a freshman last season because of back surgery.

It's a who's who of the NBA Draft class of 2018. Teams will be on hand for medical evaluations Friday afternoon. He was cleared to play just two weeks prior to his June 8 pro day. "No one wants to miss out on another Joel Embiid".

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