Otto Porter Jr. is leaving Georgetown after his sophomore season and declaring himself eligible for the NBA draft. Porter, a native of Morley, Mo., led Scott County Central to three consecutive Class 1 state basketball championships from 2009 to 2011. He was just named the Big East player of the year and finished second in the voting behind Michigan’s Trey Burke as The Associated Press player of the year.
Porter averaged team highs of 16.2 points and 7.5 rebounds, for the Hoyas were a No. 2 seed in the NCAA tournament, but lost their opening game to Florida Gulf Coast University and finished 25-7. The 6-foot-8 Porter was Georgetown’s sixth All-America selection and first since Allen Iverson in 1996. He also was a finalist for the John R. Wooden Award.
He is widely seen as a likely lottery pick in June’s NBA draft and could go in the top-five. The NBA Draft is on June 27.