USC evaluating status of suspended G Porter

USC coach Andy Enfield said Sunday that the future of freshman guard Kevin Porter Jr. will be reevaluated this week after he was suspended indefinitely.

Enfield told the Los Angeles Times he was “suspended for conduct issues,” and the Times said it is possible Porter won’t play again for the Trojans.

He has been projected as a lottery pick in June’s NBA draft.

Porter sat out seven games earlier this season with a thigh bruise but played Thursday night in a loss to Oregon State, when he scored five points and added four rebounds and two assists.

On the season, he’s averaging 10.7 points and 3.4 rebounds per game.

“It’s very disappointing. We need all our players to be healthy and available,” Enfield said. “The last thing you want to do as a head coach is suspend any of your players, but when there’s conduct issues, we have no choice.”

At Rainier Beach High School in Seattle, Porter was ranked as a five-star recruit and the No. 4 shooting guard in the nation by the 247Sports composite.

The Trojans are 9-8 on the season.

–Field Level Media