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Otto Porter Jr.


ABOUT

Full NameOtto Porter Jr.

BornJune 3, 1993

Height6 ft 8 in

NationalityAmerican

RoleSmall Forward

ABOUT

Otto Porter Jr. is an American professional basketball player and a member of the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Porter attended Scott County Central High School playing basketball for the Braves. In his senior year, he averaged 30 points and 14 rebounds a game leading the team to 29-2 record. He also led the Braves to three straight Class 1 state championships and helped them win their 15th title. He was named all-state honors as a junior and senior.


Porter played his college basketball for the Georgetown Hoyas. As a freshman, Porter averaged 9.7 points per game and 6.8 rebounds per game. He almost doubled his production in his sophomore year, averaging 16.2 points and 7.5 rebounds per game. Porter led the team to a 25–7 record and a number 2 seed in the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship in the 2012-13 season.


At the conclusion of the season, he was named the Big East Player of the Year and was also a finalist for both the Naismith Trophy and Wooden Awards for his efforts. Porter scored 13 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in a 78–68 upset loss to the 15th-seeded Florida Gulf Coast University Eagles in the first round of the Men's Championship Basketball. In 2013, Porter announced that he would skip the remaining two years of college and enter the NBA Draft.


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He was drafted as the 3rd overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft by the Washington Wizards. In 2016, Porter scored a career-high 34 points against the Boston Celtics in a 118-93 win. He was tabbed as the most efficient scorer in the NBA that season as he finished with career-high averages in scoring, rebounds, and steals. He was also placed at the fourth position in the NBA in three-point shooting percentage. In 2017, the Brooklyn Nets offered Porter a four-year, $106.5 million contract to Porter which was later on matched by the Wizards.


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