Basketball recruit Otto Porter commits to Georgetown

Otto Porter, a 6′ 8″ forward from Sikestown, Missouri has verbally committed to Georgetown.

Porter was being pursued by both Missouri and Kansas, where, until now, he was scheduled to visit this weekend. Porter can officially sign his letter-of-intent this Thursday.

This winter, Porter led his high school, Scott County Central, to win the Missouri state championship. He has slowly climbed the recruitment rankings. ESPN.com has even called him “the best player no one knows about,” largely due to his absence from AAU league play.

Porter is the fifth recruit in the 2011 class to commit to Georgetown.

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6 Comments on “Basketball recruit Otto Porter commits to Georgetown

  1.  by  Morgan

    It must be nice to be considered “the best player no one knows about.” But obviously Georgetown was well aware of his skills. And, playing b-ball for Georgetown is almost like winning the lottery for Mr. Porter. The exposure he receives by playing for the Hoyas will related to lots of dollars a bit further down the road. And on top of that, he will get an excellent (and free) college education. I’m thinking everyone is a winner in this deal!

  2.  by  Hold your horses

    Morgan, look for Ray Reed, Cornelius Giubunda, Octavius Spann, Marc Egerson, Josh Thornton, and while you are at it, Nikita Mescheriakov and Omar Wattad to check in with them regarding whether their exposure at Georgetown has/will net them “lots of dollars a bit further down the road.” While you are at it, check in with fan favorite Tyler Crawford, whose career at Georgetown earned him some exposure, most recently here: http://www2.newsvirginian.com/news/wnv-news/2010/nov/30/former-basketball-standout-charged-staunton-beatin-ar-683565/

    To be sure, playing at Georgetown CAN earn you all of the things listed above (Jeff Green, Roy Hibbert, Greg Monroe, DaJuan Summers, Patrick Ewing Jr. say hello).

    But you still have to put in the work, you’ve got to have the talent, and you need to stay on the straight-and-narrow. Things are not so automatic.

  3.  by  Tim

    Does any campus “news” source want to look into how we’re going to have more scholarship players than scholarships next season? Something has to happen to clear a spot. Maybe a little investigative journalism is in order?

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  5.  by  CoachC

    Otto Porter is from Tyler Hansbroughs area, where players work their butts off. This is kid that has a Karl Malone type work ethic. He trains year round, running with weight jackets, training with him former all-american dad in the gym. Just wait you’ll all see. Everyone said Tyler would never get any paying time at UNC and look at what he did.

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