Otto Porter, Sophomore, Small Forward, Georgetown
Porter flew onto the Big East scene as a bit of a surprise. Not much was expected of him during his freshman season at Georgetown. After all, he was a wiry-framed young man, not highly recruited out of high school and was joining a veteran-heavy group of Hoyas led by Hollis Thompson, Henry Sims and Jason Clark. However, Otto Porter turned himself into one of the Hoyas’ most reliable inside scorers, shooting the best field goal percentage on the team, and also their best rebounder. He has a lot of work to do, both on his body and on his game but as an opening act, Porter’s freshman year was a great springboard of future success.
Adding some strength to his small forward frame will do wonders to his production down low. He needs to work on shooting from distance and many other facets of his game but the fact that he played nearly 30 minutes per game, as a freshman, in the Big East and led his team in rebounding shows what type of ability he has. Improvements in other areas could sneak Porter into the first round of the NBA draft.
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