Otto Porter Of Georgetown Is Top-3 Talent
Other than Indiana's Victor Oladipo and maybe Michigan's Tim Hardaway Jr., no player has elevated their game from last season to this more than Georgetown's Otto Porter. With Porter's all-around play and dynamic development year-to-year, he's looking like the Big East Player of the Year as the Hoyas are contenders for the league crown and a 2-seed in the NCAA Tournament.
Porter does a little bit of everything as the stats support. He has a tremendous basketball IQ, shows off his passing and unselfishness and has put the team on his back this season, carrying them for long stretches in all facets of the game including a couple of winning buckets this year.
Not only does Porter stand 6'8" and move like a guard on the floor, his versatility and overall skill set is fantastic. He accounts for nearly 24% of the Hoyas total points (26% of their free throws, 25% of their 3-point makes), 25% of their rebounds, 15% of their assists and better than 20% of both totals for Georgetown's steals and blocks categories. Talk about filling up the stat sheet. And this is in Georgetown's slowed-down Princeton offense, known more for high IQ and cuts than up-tempo transition. Think about the production Porter could really achieve if he was given the ability to run the offense more, run the pick-and-roll from the point or big man perspective. His versatility makes him a favorite amongst scouts and by all measures a Top 3 pick in the 2013 NBA Draft.
By NBA-DRAFT.com Staff Writer - 3 -3 13