- Shoots the ball well
- Plays above average defense
- Able to block shots
- Decent size
- Appears to not move around well without the ball. Lethargic unless the pass is inevitable.
- Doesn’t look to be overpowering athletically.
Only a day after USA Today’s Nicole Auerbach published an inside look at his journey to Georgetown, Otto Porter is playing on ESPN against Texas. My initial reaction was one of confusion when he looked to be slow off the ball, standing relatively still outside of the three point line. This happened for a few possessions and then he started to look like the prospect he’s known to be. He was getting the ball mid range and converting turn around jumpers. He was showing transition hustle and getting in positions to score. On defense he looks good. He can rebound and unbeknownst to me, block shots. He’s projected as a potential lottery pick and it’s easy to see why.
Post game thoughts: This was a forgettable game for Otto. The 14 points, 7 rebounds and 3 blocks are nice but both Porter and Georgetown sleepwalked through this game for an easy win. Otto is definitely a player to watch but there wasn’t much to see in this game.