Otto Porter, Jr. (born June 3, 1993) is an American professional basketball player for the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Georgetown Hoyas and was selected with the third overall pick in the 2013 NBA draft by the Wizards. He was considered one of the top college basketball players before entering the NBA.
Porter was selected with the third overall pick in the 2013 NBA draft by the Washington Wizards. On July 8, 2013, he signed his rookie scale contract with the Wizards. In September 2013, he injured his hip flexor which subsequently kept him out of action for three months. On December 6, 2013, he made his NBA debut in the Wizards’ overtime loss to the Milwaukee Bucks. In 14 minutes of action, he recorded two rebounds and one assist. He went on to play just 37 games (no starts) in 2013–14 while averaging 2.1 points and 1.5 rebounds per game.
On October 14, 2014, the Wizards exercised their third-year team option on Porter’s rookie scale contract, extending the contract through the 2015–16 season. On November 1, 2014, he scored 19 of his then career-high 21 points in the second half of the Wizards’ 108–97 win over the Milwaukee Bucks.
On October 5, 2015, the Wizards exercised their fourth-year team option on Porter’s rookie scale contract, extending the contract through the 2016–17 season. On November 7, 2015, he scored a then career-high 23 points in a loss to the Atlanta Hawks. On December 12, he set a new career-high with 28 points in a 114–111 win over the Dallas Mavericks.
Career highlights and awards
Consensus first-team All-American (2013)
Big East Player of the Year (2013)
First-team All-Big East (2013)