Washington, DC (Sports Network) - Georgetown sophomore forward Otto Porter
Jr. announced on Monday that he will enter this year's NBA draft.
Porter will forego his final two seasons of college eligibility after a season
that saw him finish second to Michigan's Trey Burke for The Associated Press
player of the year.
A first-team All-American, he averaged 16.2 points and 7.5 rebounds and was
named the Big East Player of the Year. He also led the team in steals (1.8)
and was third in assists (2.7) along with seven double-doubles.
"It was a tough decision. I love Georgetown, my coaches and my teammates,"
said Porter. "I'm going to come back and finish up my degree, but during the
season I've been trying to focus on the season. After the season, I started
thinking about my decision and I spoke to my parents about it. I knew it was
coming down to it, but my coaches, my teammates and my parents have helped
prepare me for this next step."
He is expected to be a lottery pick in the draft that occurs on June 27.
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