As Otto Porter Jr. Goes, Georgetown Goes

By Anthony Lenahan
David Butler II-USA Today Sports

Georgetown has slowly moved up the rankings as they keep on winning. An 11-game winning streak has the Hoyas in first place in the Big East and currently ranked fifth in the country. It also has Georgetown fighting for a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament.

The Hoyas’ success has been in large part because of the play from player of the year candidate, Otto Porter Jr. Porter does it all for the team. He scores, he passes, he rebounds and he plays defense–an all around sound basketball player, making him one of the best in the country.

Porter averages 16.6 points, 7.6 rebounds, 2.5 assists, two steals and a block per game. What else do you want this kid to do for his team besides lead them to victory in every single game?

Against Syracuse, Porter had 33 points to lead the Hoyas to a huge 57-46 victory. He had more than half of his team’s points and was only outscore by 13 by the entire Syracuse team.

He can shoot from the outside, attack the basket and knock down free throws. You just can’t stop him and, at 6 foot 8, he creates a match-up problem for anyone who tries to guard him.

He shoots 47 percent from behind the arc and 51 percent from the field. When you foul him, he knocks down his free throws at a 77 percent rate, so basically it is impossible to keep him out of the scoring column on any night.

With Porter Jr. playing well, Georgetown plays well and he might just be the spark that can lift his Hoyas to a national championship.

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