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Abel Porter

Guard

Player profile

  • Height 6-3
  • Weight 200
  • Year R-Sr.
  • Hometown Farmington, Utah
  • H.S./Last School Utah State

HONORS: Academic All-Mountain West (2017)… Whitesides Scholar-Athlete (2017, 2018, 2019).

2019-20 at Utah State

One of only two players to appear and start in every game during the year… Averaged 25.7 minutes per game… Scored in double figures in nine games, including a season-high 13 points in two games… Totaled 192 points on the year and averaged 5.6 per game… Recorded a double-double with 10 points and 10 assists against Weber State (11/8)… Finished second on the team with 110 assists, logging five or more in six games and averaging 3.2 per contest… Ranked fifth in the Mountain West with an assist-to-turnover ratio of 2.0… Pulled down five or more rebounds in four games, including a season-high seven against Boise State (2/8)… Totaled 82 rebounds on the year and averaged 2.4 boards per contest… Recorded multiple steals in five games and finished the year with 21, averaging 0.6 per game… Also finished the year with two blocks… Named a Joe E. & Elma Whitesides Scholar Athlete.

2018-19 at Utah State

Appeared in all but one game during the year, starting in each of the final 17 games of the year and averaging 21.9 minutes per game… Totaled 187 points, averaging 5.5 points per game… Scored in double figures in seven games, including each of the final three… Scored a career-high 16 points at Boise State (2/23)… Shot 42.0 percent (55-of-131) from the floor, 40.5 percent (30-of-74) from behind the 3-point line and 71. 2 percent (47-of-66) at the free throw line… Pulled down 79 rebounds during the year, averaging 2.3 per contest… Recorded a career-high 10 rebounds against San Diego State (2/26)… Finished second on the team with 95 assists, averaging 2.8 per games… Recorded a career-high six assists in the regular season finale at Colorado State (3/5)… Totaled 21 steals during the year and tallied a career-high-tying two in four games… Also logged two blocks during the year… Named a Joe E. & Elma Whitesides Scholar Athlete.

2017-18 at Utah State

Appeared in 23 games, including four starts… Played in a career-high 27 minutes against New Hampshire (11/25)… Scored a season-high five points against Mississippi Valley State (11/15)… Averaged 1.1 points per game… Shot 38.1 percent (8-of-21) from the floor, 22.2 percent (2-of-9) from behind the 3-point line and 53.3 percent (8-of-15) at the free throw line… Recorded a season-high four rebounds at Nevada (1/13) as part of 15 rebounds during the year… Matched his season high of three assists against Portland State (11/20) and Montana State (11/13)… Finished the year with six steals and one block… Named a Joe E. & Elma Whitesides Scholar Athlete.

2016-17 at Utah State

Appeared in three games during the year before injuring his foot and sitting out for the rest of the season… Made his USU debut in the game against Idaho State (11/19), going 0-for-1 from behind the 3-point line and playing for three minutes… Logged a season-high eight minutes against Great Falls (12/6), scoring his first collegiate point at the free throw line, where he was 1-of-2 against the Argos… Joe E. & Elma Whitesides Scholar Athlete recipient… Named Academic All-Mountain West.

HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year letterwinner at Davis High School in Kaysville, Utah, where he averaged 14.7 points, 5.5 rebounds and 4.7 assists per game as a senior… Recorded a season-high 34 points against Fremont HS as part of 17 double-digit scoring outings as a senior… Earned three all-state accolades, including two first-team all-state awards as a junior and senior… Named Region 1 MVP as a senior… Also lettered three years in football for the Darts, earning first-team all-region honors as a junior and senior.

PERSONAL: Youngest of four children of Abel and Martha Porter… Married in May, 2019, to his wife Presley… Served a two-year LDS Church mission in Samara, Russia from 2014-16… Graduated on the High Honor Roll at Davis HS… Sister, Sydne Porter-Garner played soccer at Utah State from 2006-09.