About Us

Basketball, but MORE!

One of the best things about sports is the many opportunities it affords for important life lessons to be learned. Porter Basketball Academy is a program that offers high-level basketball skills training, but also embraces the reality that life is MORE! We create an environment where you can be challenged and stretched along with being known and valued!

The Staff—Michael Porter, Sr.

  • Originally from Hattiesburg, MS
  • Played collegiately at University of New Orleans
  • Played 5 seasons for Athletes in Action
  • Mizzou Women's Basketball assistant coach 2010-2016
  • Univ. of Washington Men's Basketball assistant coach 2016-2017
  • Mizzou Men's Basketball assistant coach 2017-2020
  • Michael and his wife Lisa have eight children: Bri, Cierra, Michael Jr., Jontay, Coban, Jevon, Izaak, and Jayda
  • Bri, Cierra, Michael Jr., and Jontay all played at Mizzou
  • Coban plays at University of Denver, and Jevon plays at Pepperdine University
  • Izaak graduated from Tolton Catholic HS and will be attending Link Year Academy in Branson MO
  • Jayda is a rising sophomore and plays at Rock Bridge High School

The Porter Family

The Staff—Michael Scott, Jr.

  • Originally from St. Louis (attended MICDS)
  • After a stellar career, was inducted in 2022 to the MICDS boys basketball Hall of Fame
  • Graduated from Mizzou with a dual emphasis finance degree (Commercial Banking and Real Estate)
  • Coaching career began in 2014 as a Mizzou Women's Basketball graduate assistant
  • Earned a Master's Degree from Mizzou in Positive Coaching and Athletic Leadership
  • Alabama-Birmingham Women's Basketball assistant coach 2016-2018
  • Saint Louis University Women's Basketball assistant coach 2018-2020
  • Mizzou Women's Basketball Video Coordinator 2021-2022
  • Married to Morgan (Eye) Scott, the deadliest and most prolific 3 point shooter in the history of Mizzou Women's basketball

The Scott Family

The Staff—Christian O'Shita

  • Originally from the Los Angeles area (Bishop Montgomery HS)
  • Finished second on the all-time scoring list during his three seasons at University of California San Diego
  • Earned a degree in Cognitive and Behavioral neuroscience (nerd)
  • Enjoyed a flourishing professional basketball career in Europe
  • Christian specializes in shooting mechanics, defense, footwork, and efficient space creation translatable to game situations
  • as trained players ranging from developmental youth, high school, NCAA, athletes, and seasoned pros

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