Coban Porter, the brother of Denver Nuggets star forward Michael Porter Jr., was arrested early Sunday in connection with a fatal car crash in Denver, police said.
The 21-year-old, who is a guard sophomore at the University of Denver, was arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter and reckless driving, Denver police spokesman Kurt Barnes said via the Denver Post.
The crash happened around 1:54 a.m. MT and a driver died at the scene, police said.
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The Nuggets told the newspaper that Michael Porter Jr. was not involved in the car accident with his brother, although he was ruled out for personal reasons for Sunday’s game against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
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Coban Porter has been rehabbing from a torn ACL he suffered this offseason after a promising first year in Denver.
The 6-foot-4, 200-pound guard averaged 11.4 points last season with 2.8 rebounds and a 41.9% field goal percentage in 28 games (eight starts). Porter averaged 24.1 minutes per game.
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Michael Porter Jr., the Nuggets’ former 14th pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, is playing well for the Western Conference leaders, who have a 33-13 record. He is averaging 16.2 points, 5.7 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game on 47.6% shooting.
Porter Jr. has started all 32 games he has played this season.
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Jontay Porter is also his brother, who currently plays for the G-League Wisconsin Herd after spending time with the Memphis Grizzlies last season.