Otto Porter is projected to be one of the top selections in this year’s NBA Draft. The soon-to-be 20-year-old out of Georgetown would address the Kings’ woes at the wing if he somehow were still available when the team picks seventh.
At 6’9 and boasting a 7’2 wingspan, Porter would provide Sacramento some much-needed size and length in a league where small forwards like Kevin Durant and LeBron James rule the world. He’s also touted as an unselfish player who looked to make his Hoya teammates better in a point-forward role.
In a draft that may not boast a bonafide superstar, Porter seems to possess self-awareness and a realistic outlook of his professional ceiling. At the NBA Combine in Chicago, Porter was asked about which active player mirrors his game the most. His response:
Tayshaun Prince is a good example that I want to take my game after. Long, lanky, can do multiple things on the court, can defend and is kind of a glue guy.
Mike Schmitz, an assistant video coordinator for the D-League’s Bakersfield Jam and former contributor to TrueHoop Network affiliate Valley of the Suns, has been putting together video scouting reports of prospects for Draft Express the last two years. Get to know more about Porter in Schmitz’s breakdown below.