DENVER, COLORADO: Denver Nuggets star Michael Porter Jr.’s younger brother was reportedly arrested in connection with a fatal car accident in south Denver. Coban Porter was arrested on suspicion of vehicle homicide and reckless driving, according to Denver police.
The sophomore at the University of Denver was taken into custody Sunday, Jan. 22, at the scene of a two-vehicle collision on South University Boulevard and Buchtel Boulevard, police spokesman Kurt Barnes told the Denver Post. The horrific collision happened at around 1:54 a.m., leaving one driver dead. Authorities also clarified that Porter Jr. was not involved in the crash. However, he was ruled out of Sunday night’s game against Oklahoma City for “personal reasons.”
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Porter was born on May 6, 2001 and currently plays guard for the Denver Pioneers, according to Sportskeeda. He moved to Denver after joining the University of Denver men’s basketball program after serving amazing stints at Father Tolton Catholic in Columbia, Missouri and Link Prep in Branson, Missouri. A freshman with the Pioneers, Porter appeared in 28 games last year. In 28 games, he averaged 11.4 points with 41.9% shots from the field and 41.3% from distance. His highest scoring game came when the Pioneers faced the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles as he scored 26 points that night.
Despite a decent first year, Porter was sidelined this year with a cruciate ligament tear. However, he is still on the team’s roster and taking classes at DU. Porter has six siblings, including Porter Jr. and Jontay, who briefly played with the Grizzlies last season. Speaking of Porter Jr.: He was drafted into the NBA in 2018 and has been one of the goalscorers ever since. He was selected as the 14th pick by the Denver Nuggets. Porter Jr. reportedly only played nine games last season due to a serious back injury. Separately, he signed a five-year, $172 million extension before his back problems worsened. If you compare him to his younger brother Porter, they have more or less similar scoring chances.