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Otto Porter

  • Full Name: Otto Porter
  • Position: Small Forward
  • Height/Weight: 6-9 / 198
  • Birthdate: June 3, 1993
  • College: Georgetown
Washington Wizards Round 1: Pick 3
 

Strengths
- Length (7-1 wingspan)
- Versatility
- Good defender
- Good passer
- High basketball IQ
- Good rebounder
- Can make 3s
- Gets to the free-throw line a lot and cashes in

Weaknesses
-- Has to get bigger and stronger

NBA projection
Porter will be taken among the top five picks in the draft. A lot of pundits believed Porter was the player of the year in college basketball in 2013, and he’s got a game that will translate well to the NBA, too. He’s long, crafty, works hard and understands the game. But his real weapon is his versatility. He’s a tough cover because he can score in so many ways and is also a good passer. He’s a good rebounder. He defends his position. There’s not a lot this guy can’t do.

2012-13 Season
Porter was the Big East player of the year, a first-team All-America and also the only unanimous first-team All-Big East pick en route to leading Georgetown to a 25-7 record, a share of the Big East regular-season championship and a No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament. He led the Hoyas in scoring, rebounding and steals, was second in blocked shots and third in assists.

Key statistics
16.2 ppg | 7.5 rpg | 2.7 apg | 1.5 tpg | 1.8 spg | 0.9 bpg | 35.4 mpg | .480 FG | .422 3PT | .777 FT

Cool statistic
Porter won three consecutive Big East player-of-the-week awards, the first time that had been done since 2003.

Reminds me of...
Tayshaun Prince

What Insiders Say
Georgetown coach John Thompson III
“During the recruiting process, I knew we were getting a player that was extremely versatile, that I thought would be able to have success in a lot of different areas at both ends of the court. Quickly when practice started, that summer we were getting ready to go to China, it's like, ooh, he's got a chance to be pretty good, really good. He's continued to progress, he's gotten better. But no, nothing surprises me. He's a person that can control a game in many different facets.”

What Outsiders Say
Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim
“I think he's the best all around player I've seen in [the Big East}. I don't think I've seen a better all around player. The guy plays defense. C.J. [Fair] is a great player, and we were going at him. We were going to go at him. And he really couldn't get much accomplished against [Porter]. I think he's a great defensive player. I think he's a great passer. I think he obviously can shoot the ball, and he just … really, I don't see a weakness in his game from a perimeter point of view of a guy that I've seen in this league over the years."

-- Profile by Chris Dortch, editor of the Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook. Follow him @cdortch.