Saying he felt ready for the next step, Georgetown sophomore forward Otto Porter Jr. announced Monday that he’ll pass up his remaining college eligibility in order to enter the June 27 NBA draft.
“It was a tough decision. I love Georgetown, I love my coaches, my teammates,” said Porter, who this past season led the Hoyas to a No. 5 national ranking, 25-7 record and No. 2 seed in the NCAA tournament. “It’s something me and my family talked about. They think I’m ready. I feel I’m ready to make this next step. And we’re going to go from there.”
Porter was a key reason why Georgetown exceeded expectations so dramatically this season, leading the Hoyas with 16.2 points and 7.5 rebounds per game as well as contributing on offense and defense in myriad ways that aren’t easily quantified. He was named a first-team all-American and was Big East player of the yearas a result.