(WASHINGTON) — Georgetown All-American Otto Porter Jr. announced Monday that he is entering this year’s NBA Draft.
Porter decided to leave Georgetown after a stellar sophomore campaign during which he averaged 16.2 points and 7.5 rebounds per game. He was voted Big East player of the year and finished second in the voting behind Michigan guard Trey Burke for The Associated Press player of the year award.
“The toughest part was knowing you’re going to leave a great place like this,” Porter said at a news conference on campus. “I love this place.”
The Hoyas were a No. 2 seed in the NCAA tournament, but were stunned by Florida Gulf Coast in their opening game.
Porter is ranked fourth among draft prospects, according to ESPN.com’s Chad Ford.
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