Athlete of the Week: Ryan Porter

Ryan Porter has been a pretty good player for Bainbridge-Guilford for a long time. He came up as a freshman, and led his team in scoring. He was having a fine sophomore campaign, but lost the last third of the season due to injury. Last year, he was among the area’s leading scorers at just under 14 points per game, and led his club in scoring for the third straight year.

Porter was almost an automatic double-double in points and rebounds the past three years, but his individual success did not coincide with team success. Let’s be fair, the Bobcats were a below-par team in the Midstate Athletic Conference for half a dozen years, and they went a combined 15-40 (27 percent) during Porter’s first three years. Other than the fans of Bainbridge-Guilford, not too many people took notice of Porter.

As a senior, Porter and his teammates are finally tasting more victories than defeats, and clinched the team’s first MAC playoff berth in six years. “He’s a competitive kid, and he’s always wanted to win since I’ve known him,” said B-G head boys coach, Greg Warren. “It’s been refreshing for him this year to have some success.”

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