3. Washington Wizards: Otto Porter, Georgetown (SF)
Age: 20 (Sophomore)
The Washington Wizards had the best chance to win in the NBA Lottery, but they didn’t end up with the first pick. However, Otto Porter isn’t a bad prospect.
Porter’s physical attributes jump off the page, standing at a listed 6’9″ with a 7’1.5″ wingspan for a small forward. Like Noel, his frame is small at only 189 lbs. but considering he’s only 20, he has time to fill out and beef up his size.
Porter had a substantial boost to his three-point shooting since playing more minutes at power forward this year, going from 23 percent to 42 percent. He’s also shot over 70 percent from the free throw line in both of his college years.
He doesn’t pull-up shoot well, nor does he blow by defenders well. So, what does he bring to the table? Basketball IQ. DraftExpress calls him the most polished prospect in the draft, and for good reason. A forward capable of playing point guard becaue he executes game plans and sets to perfection. If he polishes his offensive game and beefs up, he could end up being absolutely lethal in a lineup with John Wall.
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