Apparently, Otto Porter Jr. is waiting for someone to tell him that he is super-awesome or something. Porter, who nearly everyone considers a top draft pick, has not officially announced his entry into the upcoming draft. Meaning, the Georgetown Hoyas can still hold on to the slightest of slight hopes that Porter will be returning to the program next season.
Even as you are reading this, we are all expecting it to cross our Twitter feeds at any moment. Some guy, with a strong “source”, will first report on Porter’s decision. Then a few hours later, the school will officially announce Porter’s intentions to turn pro and let the press know of a press conference that will be held on such and such day at such and such time.
Usually for a player who is considered a mortal-lock to be drafted in the top-10 but not have the ability to improve his stock by coming back, the decision would have been made by now. While I personally never like to tell a person what to do, I just cannot imagine someone giving him the advice to stay at school one more year. It makes a person ponder, then, what exactly the hold-up is?
Everyone and their mother is assuming Porter is off to the pros. Heck, most mock drafts don’t even mention that he still hasn’t declared, as they do for so many others. They just have him slotted somewhere as if he has already announced his decision to go pro.
That leaves us all with only one remaining question. Is Porter Jr., the most incredibly interesting early entry prospect in the world?
Joe is a Senior Writer for Rant Sports and hopes you realize this was a tongue-in-cheek post. Follow him on Twitter @JosephNardone