Porrini hails from Massillon, Ohio and attends Massillon Washington High School. In addition to being a standout on the basketball court, he was starting cornerback for the nationally-renowned Tiger football team, who reached the state championship in 2005. (He was slated to start at linebacker this season, but an injury has kept him off the field for football.) Porrini is rated the fourth-best point guard in Ohio and the 15th-best prospect in the state, according to PrepSpotlight.com. As a junior, he averaged 15.4 points, shooting 45 percent from the field, while averaging 6.6 rebounds, 7.6 assists and 4.5 steals per contest in Ohio's largest high school classification (Division I).
Those numbers were bolstered by Porrini turning in four triple-doubles and one quadruple-double, tallying 15 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists and 10 steals in a game versus Hudson last February. He led the Tigers to a 21-3 record in 2005-06, falling in his district semifinals. For his effort, Porrini earned special mention on the All-Ohio Team, as well as first team All-Northeast Inland District, All-District 4 and All-Independent Division I. As a sophomore, he averaged 14.5 points, 5.2 assists and 5.3 rebounds last year as a sophomore. Porrini is coached by Matt Creamer at Massillon Washington HS.
"Michael is tremendously athletic, powerful and explosive," Hunter said. "I not only like his skills and ability to make others better, but I also like the energy level and toughness he brings to the court."