Georgetown Hoyas Will Succeed Without Otto Porter Jr.

Georgetown Hoyas

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Otto Porter Jr. was easily the best player on the Georgetown Hoyas last season, but the team will still succeed in the 2013-14 college basketball season without him.

Every other player will be back on this team, so life is still good for the Hoyas. They have a great coach and plenty of talent that plays for him.

The Hoyas are coming off of a 25-7 record and a 14-4 Big East record, which was good enough for being tied at the top of the standings.

Sure, Porter Jr. played a big part in that, but he was not the only player on the court. However, his 16.2 points per game, 7.5 rebounds per game and 2.7 assists per game will definitely be missed.

Markel Starks also played a big role for the team, averaging 12.8 points per game and three assists per game. He certainly has the talent to take the next step in the upcoming season and he very well could lead Georgetown to victory.

If Porter Jr. would have come back, the Hoyas would have easily been ranked in the top 10 to start the season. That is not the case now, but does one player leaving really drop a team that much in the rankings? I guess we will have to wait and see once the season actually starts.

Whether the case, Georgetown will be back in the upcoming season without Porter Jr., it will still challenge for a conference title and it will also still be good enough to win a national championship.

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