Siblings, now at Separate Schools, Support Each Other after Playing Together at Potomac
WOODBRIDGE, Va. — Both Amber and Trey Porter attended Potomac Senior High School where they played basketball. Both siblings assisted their teams on a successful first round appearance to the Virginia State Basketball Championship held at Robinson Secondary School in Fairfax, Virginia; with Trey and the Panthers most recently winning a State Championship title in March 2014.
Now, the duo plays college basketball separate from one another for the first time in three years; Amber at Stetson University located in DeLand, Fla. and Trey at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.
Trey, a freshman, will play at the forward position this season for the George Mason Patriots. His goal is to bring key extras to his new team.
“I want to add athleticism and defensive intensity to the game with some offensive putbacks mixed in,” he says.
Amber, who plays Center, is eager to try her hand as a power forward if possible in an effort to broaden her game. She averaged 14.9 points per game last season as a rookie for the Hatters and earned such titles as Atlantic Sun Freshman of The Year and Mid-Major Freshman of the Year (College Sports Madness). Amber also set Stetson’s single-season record with 129 blocked shots on the season, breaking the previous record of 72.
Returning as a sophomore for the 2014-2015 season, Amber is working on improving her all-around game this summer; building on her gym workouts with personal trainer George Logan of G Team Sports, Inc.
“ I have really been focusing on my defense and ball handling moves,” says Porter.
School selections weren’t easy and many top Division-1 scholastic and athletic programs were after both of them during their recruitment period. “Go somewhere you like and that works best for you,” says Trey, “you have to be prepared to utilize the school as well as the athletic program.”
Undoubtedly, the support of their mother over the years has been invaluable, but coupled with the support they give each other shows their dedication to family.
“I am always amazed at all the people I don’t know who come up and show love for both of us,” expresses Amber, “but of course I am always going to support my brother.”
As siblings go, each know a little known fact about the other that would interest those who are learning about the dynamic duo.
“I enjoy yoga,” said Trey. “Your body feels great afterward.” Amber whispers, “I’m shy,” despite having to conduct regular interviews on account of her rookie success.
They each share a desire to reach the professional level with the NBA and WNBA, respectively, but they understand it starts with the present. Advising rising athletes who wish to get to the collegiate level
“Work hard, practice hard and play hard…constantly,” Trey said.
For now, Amber spends this summer working on her game independently from her team before her return for the fall school year and Trey is showing off his talent at the Kenner League (Nike Pro/College League) being held at Georgetown University in Washington from July through mid August.
And who else would be at Trey’s summer league games, but Amber, an older sister supporting her younger brother.Send news and photos to Potomac Local