Otto Porter Jr. named a First Team All-American

DSC_0083On Thursday, sophomore forward Otto Porter Jr. continued to rack up post-season awards as he was named a First Team All-American by The National Association of Basketball Coaches. The last Hoya to be named to the First All-American was Allen Iverson during 1995-1996 season.

Michigan’s Trey Burke, Creighton’s Doug McDermott, Indiana’s Victor Oladipo, and Gonzaga’s Kelly Olynyk round out the First Team All-America Team.

Porter is also a finalist for the Naismith Trophy and Wooden Award.  You can vote for him for the Naismith Award here.

He has also been awarded the Big East Player of the Year and was the only unanimous selection to the All-Big East First Team.

Porter emerged as one of the most versatile players in college basketball this year. The sophomore forward led Georgetown in scoring (16.2 points per game), rebounding (7.5 rebounds per game), and steals (1.8 steal per game). He was second on the team in blocks and steals as well. Porter was even better in Big East play posting 18.1 points per game and 7.3 rebounds per game.

He was amazingly consistent, scoring in double figures in every game he played in but three. The versatile forward scored over 20 points in 8 games.  Porter also recorded seven double-doubles.

On February 23, he had his most memorable game of the year in the last Big East game against Syracuse in the Carrier Dome.   He totaled a career-high of 33 points to go along with 8 rebounds and 5 steals. It remains unknown if Porter will declare for the NBA Draft. In every mock draft, he is projected to be taken early in first round and is likely to be a top-five pick.

Photo: Abigail Greene/Georgetown Voice

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