Georgetown's Otto Porter Jr. Featured on NBA.com

Otto Porter Jr. is featured on NBA.com

June 22, 2013

WASHINGTON - The last couple of months have been a busy and hectic time for Georgetown All-American forward Otto Porter Jr. (Morley, Mo./Scott County Central). The next phase of his life will come into more focus this coming Thursday, June 27, when he finds out where he will be selected in the NBA Draft, being held at the Barclay's Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.

In preparation for the draft, NBATV followed around some of the expected top picks. To see the feature click here.

The short video shows Porter Jr. on campus and interacting with another former Hoya All-American, Jeff Green, now a standout forward for the Boston Celtics.

"Once you're a Hoya, you're always a Hoya," Porter said. I feel like this Georgetown brother is strong, the strongest brotherhood I've ever been part of. And I'm proud to be part of it."

A 6-8 forward, Porter Jr. was named a First Team All-American by the Associated Press and earned first team honors from the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC). Porter Jr. was also recognized by Basketball Times as its National Player of the Year. In addition, Porter Jr. was a finalist for the John R. Wooden Award and the Naismith Trophy, recognizing the college player of the year.

Porter Jr. was named the BIG EAST Player of the Year and was the only unanimous selection to the All-BIG EAST Conference First Team. He led the Hoyas in scoring and rebounding with 16.2 points and 7.5 rebounds per game. Porter Jr. was named the BIG EAST Player of the Week three times during the 2012-13 season, including a streak of three-straight honors. It was the first time a BIG EAST player had won the award in three-straight weeks since the 2003 season.

 

 

Porter Jr. also led the team in steals (1.8 spg), was second on the team in blocked shots (0.9 bpg) and ranked third on the team in assists per game (2.7 apg). He scored in double figures 27 times this season, had eight games with at least 20 points - including a career-high 33 points in win at Syracuse on Feb. 23 - and had seven double-doubles.

Georgetown finished the 2012-13 season with a 25-7 record and earned a No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament. The Hoyas won a share of the BIG EAST Regular Season Championship and were the No. 1 seed in the tournament after posting a 14-4 record in league play. The Hoyas were ranked No. 8 in the Associated Press Top 25 poll and No. 8 in the USA Today Coaches' poll and closed out the regular season with 12 wins in 13 games. The Hoyas are one of only four schools in the country to be ranked in the Associated Press top-10 at least once in each of the last seven seasons and Georgetown is also ranked fifth nationally in Associated Press top-25 poll appearances (116) since January 2006.

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