You can’t blame a kid for striking the iron when it is hot. I mean, waiting to cash in on something when the situation may never become better is a sure-fire way to cost someone millions upon millions of cash. That is why it is a shock to absolutely no one that Georgetown Hoyas superstar Otto Porter Jr. is going going to declare his intentions to be a part of the 2013 NBA Draft.
According to CBS‘ John Goodman (The writer, not that great, heavy-set actor), Porter will make the announcement later today at 3 pm eastern standard time.
The 6-foot-8 forward is widely considered a mortal-lock to be selected somewhere in the lottery. Not only is he going to be selected in the first 15 picks or so, many experts have him going in the top six.
Despite Georgetown having a lackluster NCAA Tournament, nobody could deny the excellence that was Porter in college. The sophomore was an unknown when he came to the school, transformed himself into a solid overall player and showed flashes of brilliance while with the Hoyas.
Porter’s game has become so good, in fact, that it would not be shocking to hear his name being called before some bigger stars who have also declared early entry in the NBA Draft.
The question going forward for Porter in the pros will be if he could translate his college game to the NBA — which many feels he can do as he is a legit small forward, thanks in large part to his ability to hit the three-ball.
Joe is a Senior Writer for Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @JosephNardone