Georgetown Hoyas Otto Porter Jr. will not be coming back for his junior season after the latest word of him declaring for the 2013 NBA Draft. This is a huge loss for the Hoyas, but a good decision for Porter Jr.
Although Porter Jr. would get the most out of his game if he bulked up a bit, his 6’8” stature probably has NBA scouts raving about him.
Porter Jr. was talented enough to go pro after last season, but it is a good thing that he didn’t. After scoring 16.2 points per game and grabbing 7.5 rebounds per game this season, his draft stock has increased. If he would have stayed one more year with the Hoyas, it likely would have stayed the same, unless if he had a down year or a really big year. Anything in between would have likely not done much.
As for Georgetown, it will be losing its best player by far. Porter Jr. was a big reason why the Hoyas climbed up the rankings this season, although they could not manage a single victory in the 2013 NCAA Tournament.
Georgetown will definitely rebound from this loss, but anytime you lose a player with Porter Jr.’s size and ability, it definitely hurts the next season.
Porter Jr. should be a lottery pick and he is surely good enough to be picked up in the top 10. Whether the case, Porter Jr. made the right decision from a personal standpoint, but he hurt the Hoyas by leaving two seasons early. With as much talent as Porter Jr. has, though, Georgetown was likely expecting this news.
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