Porter

SouthWest Edgecombe’s Keishon Porter leaps up for a shot against Farmville Central in February. Porter, who is committed to play basketball at Radford University, was nominated for an AP all-state team selection. The teams will be announced on Friday.

Keishon Porter is among rare company yet again in the high school basketball scene.

The SouthWest Edgecombe graduate was among 111 boys’ basketball players across the state to be nominated for an all-state team selection, the Associated Press announced this week.

Media members will vote for a 12-player all-state team, including a player of the year and coach of the year. The teams and award winners will be announced on Friday.

It would be impossible to not include Porter among the nominations, as the Radford University-bound forward displayed his Division I talent while leading the Cougars to a 19-7 record and a runner-up finish in the Eastern Plains Conference behind Class 2-A’s defending champion in Farmville Central.

Porter, at 6-foot-5, averaged 21.5 points, 6.4 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.4 steals per game, and found a way to stand out in a conference that was strewn with talent.

And while Farmville Central advanced to the 2-A championship game and was looking for its second consecutive title, Porter was named the Eastern Plains Conference player of the year.

He was also a first-team all-region pick by the N.C. Basketball Coaches Association, and was selected for Carolinas Classic All-Star Game in March that was canceled amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Porter earned a spot on the East-West All-Star game roster, too. The East-West game is scheduled to be played at Greensboro Coliseum on July 20.