Monday April 15th, 2013

Georgetown's Otto Porter has declared for the NBA draft. (Elsa/Getty Images) Georgetown's Otto Porter has declared for the NBA draft. (Elsa/Getty Images)

Georgetown sophomore forward Otto Porter declared for the NBA draft on Monday.

"The toughest part was knowing you're going to leave a great place like this," Porter said at an on-campus press conference, according to the Associated Press. "I love this place."

SI.com's Chris Mannix has Porter ranked No. 6 on his latest Big Board.

Porter's stat line (13 points, 11 rebounds) against Florida Gulf Coast doesn't look bad, but his poor shooting (5-of-17) contributed to the upset loss to the Eagles. Fortunately, a strong finish to the regular season makes Porter -- a rangy wing player in the mold of Tayshaun Prince -- a virtual lock for the top 10.


Porter, 19, averaged 16.2 points, 7.5 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.8 steals for the Hoyas, who were upset by Florida Gulf Coast in their first game of the NCAA tournament. He shot 48 percent from the field and 42.2 percent from deep for the season, earning  Big East Player of the Year, All-Big East first team and first-team AP All-America honors.

A Missouri native, Porter is listed at 6-foot-8 and 205 pounds. He ranks No. 8 on DraftExpress.com’s top 100 and No. 4 on Chad Ford’s top 100 at ESPN Insider.

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