#50 Porter Birtell | Post
Hometown: Madison, Neb.
Previous School: Wayne State College
2012-13 Honorable Mention All-GPAC
2011-12 Honorable Mention NAIA All-America
2011-12 First Team All-GPAC
2011-12 Omaha World-Herald All-Nebraska
2010-11 Honorable Mention All-GPAC
2010-11 Omaha World Herald NAIA All-Nebraska Honorable Mention
2009-10 Second Team All-GPAC Team
2009-10 Omaha World Herald NAIA All-Nebraska Second Team
Porter appeared in 20 games for the Bulldogs during the 2012-13 season, starting in all 20 of those games... Porter once again added to his long list of awards and accomplishments when he was honored on the 2012-13 Honorable Mention All-GPAC... during his senior season Porter averaged 22.1 minutes per game while averaging 13.6 points per game and grabbing 5.2 rebounds per game... Porter shot a team best 65.5 percent (110-168) from the field while shooting 60.5 percent (52-86) from the free throw line.... Porter scored a season best 23 points against Bellevue University on 11-3-12... recorded a season best 14 rebounds against Kansas Wesleyan back on 11-9-12
Birtell became one of the top post players in the GPAC in a junior season in which he started all 30 games and played 30.8 minutes per contest...led Concordia in scoring (17.2 ppg), rebounding (8.3 rpg) and field goal percentage (62.9)...topped the GPAC in both rebounding and field goal percentage (sixth nationally) and ranked third in scoring...shot 68.1 percent (126-for-185) from the free throw line...poured in a career high 37 points in an upset win of No. 14 Northwestern on 1-4-2012...hauled in a career best 16 rebounds vs. Morningside on 1-14-12...swatted a season high three shots vs. Concordia (Mich.) on 1-27-12 and vs. Nebraska Wesleyan on 2-1-12...put up season highs in field goals made (14) and field goals attempted (20) vs. York on 12-16-11...garnered First Team All-GPAC and Honorable Mention All-America honors.
Porter played in 22 games with 18 starts for the Bulldogs in his sophomore season…was fourth on the team with 11.5 points per game…averaged 22 minutes per game…shot a team-best 58.9 percent from the field (103-of-175)…was 48-of-83 (57.8 percent) at the foul line…finished second on the team with 6.4 rebounds per game…totaled 13 assists, seven blocks and eight steals…scored 25 points and was a perfect 5-of-5 from the field at Hastings College on 2-2-11…added 24 points at York College on 10-29-10…went 7-of-8 from the field vs. Grace University on 11-16-10…grabbed 14 rebounds vs. Morningside College on 11-20-10 and 12 rebounds at Morningside College on 2-12-11...was an honorable mention All-GPAC selection.
Porter played in 27 games for the Bulldogs with 26 starts. He averaged 21.9 minutes played and 11.6 points per game. Season totals included 116 field goals made and 82 free throws made for a total of 314 points (third most on the team). His 116 field goals, 82 made free throws, and 201 rebounds were all second most on the team. Season totals also included 17 assists, 9 blocks, and 8 steals. Game highs included 24 points against Morningside College, 9 made free throws against Dana College, and 14 rebounds against Midland Lutheran.
Born Aug. 20 in St. Louis, Missouri ... Son of Brad and Christie Birtell ... Has one younger brother and one younger sister, both currently attend Concordia University.