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Updated Jun 25, 2013 - 1:41 pm

Suns Draft Candidate: Otto Porter Jr.

Leading up to the 2013 NBA Draft, which takes place Thursday, June 27 in New York, ArizonaSports.com will run features the likely candidates for the Phoenix Suns to consider with their 5th overall selection.

Otto Porter - Georgetown - Small forward

Porter hails from southeast Missouri, and is a product of Scott County Central High School. While in high school, Porter helped lead his school to three straight state titles before graduating in 2011.

The small town kid went from a graduating class consisting of 32 people to a prominent university where he put his talents on display.

The Georgetown small forward spent two seasons with the Hoyas. In Porter's freshman campaign, he averaged 9.7 points and a team-leading 6.8 rebounds in 33 games -- eight of which he started. In his sophomore season, he averaged 16.2 points and 7.5 rebounds per game, while shooting 48 percent from the floor and 42.2 percent from downtown.

He averaged 12.8 points and 7.1 rebounds in his two years at the collegiate level. Porter was a first team All-American and the Big East Player of the Year in 2012-13.

Porter isn't flashy, but he's versatile. The 6-foot-9, 198-pounder can be a scoring threat from the field and three-point range, he can rebound the ball with ease, and is a strong defensive-minded player.

Porter Highlight Video


Highlights: Otto Porter by FOX_Sports_Interactive

Scouting Report Snippets

Chad Ford of ESPN has Porter rated as the top small forward and third-best overall prospect in this year's draft. Ford lauds Porter's ball-handling ability, midrange game, unselfish passing and elite defensive skills. Like many other prospects, Ford points out that Porter needs to get stronger at the NBA level and can disappear at times on the offensive end.

Draft Express praises Porter for progressing to a go-to player for the Hoyas in his sophomore season. Porter played more minutes and had more responsibility on the court, but still delivered impressive numbers in each area of the game.

Otto Porter Jr. Scouting Video

Porter Combine Interview

Phoenix Suns Connection

Porter did not work out with the Suns in preparation for the 2013 NBA Draft.


College Statistics

Season School G MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
2011-12 Georgetown 33 980 125 238 .525 12 53 .226 59 84 .702 66 159 225 51 37 27 38 64 321
2012-13 Georgetown 31 1097 168 350 .480 43 102 .422 122 157 .777 55 177 232 84 57 28 47 61 501
Career Georgetown 64 2077 293 588 .498 55 155 .355 181 241 .751 121 336 457 135 94 55 85 125 822
Provided by Sports-Reference.com/CBB: View Original Table
Generated 6/24/2013.

Season School MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
2011-12 Georgetown 29.7 3.8 7.2 .525 0.4 1.6 .226 1.8 2.5 .702 6.8 1.5 1.1 0.8 1.2 1.9 9.7
2012-13 Georgetown 35.4 5.4 11.3 .480 1.4 3.3 .422 3.9 5.1 .777 7.5 2.7 1.8 0.9 1.5 2.0 16.2
Career Georgetown 32.5 4.6 9.2 .498 0.9 2.4 .355 2.8 3.8 .751 7.1 2.1 1.5 0.9 1.3 2.0 12.8
Provided by Sports-Reference.com/CBB: View Original Table
Generated 6/24/2013.

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