Meet the Cowboys: Freshman Brandon Porter Enjoys the Wyoming Enviornment
By Nick Seamon
UW Sports Information
LARAMIE, Wyo. – This summer GoWyo.com will feature the incoming Cowboy basketball players in a weekly feature called "Meet the Cowboys". The fourth installment features freshman Brandon Porter, a native of Virginia Beach, Va.
Porter, a 6-8, 190-pounder played last season at Washington Academy suiting up for former Cowboy graduate assistant coach Bruce Martin. At Washington Academy, Porter added 23 points per game to go along with 8.7 rebounds per night this past season at Washington Academy. He also added 2.1 assists per game and 3.1 steals, as he shot 39 percent from the three point line.
He played high school basketball at Princess Anne High School in Virginia Beach. He earned All-Atlantic Conference accolades, as one of the top scorers in the area adding 17.3 points per game. He also received an offer from Hampton.
GoWyo.com: What did you really like about Wyoming during the recruiting process?
Porter: It was a great environment on the visit. I liked how friendly everyone was from the start. The coaching staff really gets to know you and treat you like family.
GoWyo.com: What kind of player are Cowboys fans going see on the floor this upcoming season?
Porter: They are going to see a player with a lot of skill that has a great attitude. I can shoot and dribble and have become a versatile player. They are also going to see an outgoing and friendly face who wants to get to know everyone off the court.
GoWyo.com: Who would you compare yourself to?
Porter: I would compare myself to Hayden Dalton. I think my abilities offensively are very similar as a big that can both shoot and handle the basketball.
GoWyo.com: What have you enjoyed about your time in Laramie so far?
Porter: I honestly have loved working out. I have also liked building my relationships with the other players and coaches.
GoWyo.com: You have been working out in the summer. How has it been?
Porter: It is helping me out so much. It has given me a strong work ethic as we get ready to start the season here in the upcoming months.
GoWyo.com: Outside of basketball what is your main hobby?
Porter: Right now I'm really concentrating on my school work and hanging out in the dorm. I like to just relax and concentrate on basketball and school.