Boys Basketball: Obama's Porter scoring like no City League player since Kane

Written by Brad Everett on .

Individually, Obama's D.J. Porter has been the biggest story in the City League this season.

The latest Post-Gazette scoring statistics back that up.

Porter, a senior guard, was averaging 25 points per game through Jan. 7. That's the most of any player in the City League and sixth among all City League and WPIAL players.

Porter and Obama (8-0) played their first game since those statistics were compiled today against visiting Carrick (5-3). It was the league opener for both teams

If Porter continues at his current pace, he'll finish the season as the City League's biggest scorer since former Schenley star DeAndre Kane led all City League and WPIAL players when he averaged 31.1 points per game during the 2007-08 season.

Kane's numbers that season were tremendous. He shot 55 percent from the field and 53 percent from 3-point range. He also averaged 11 rebounds per game. Kane is now a starter for undefeated Iowa State.