Porter with the Washington Wizards in 2018
|No. 22 – Chicago Bulls|
|Born||June 3, 1993|
St. Louis, Missouri
|Listed height||6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)|
|Listed weight||200 lb (91 kg)|
|High school||Scott County Central|
|NBA draft||2013 / Round: 1 / Pick: 3rd overall|
|Selected by the Washington Wizards|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Otto Porter Jr. (born June 3, 1993) is an American professional basketball player for the Chicago Bulls 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 Washington Wizards. He was considered one of the top college basketball players before entering the NBA.
High school career
Porter attended Scott County Central High School which includes the small towns of Morley, Vanduser, Haywood City, and parts of rural Sikeston. He earned all-state honors as a junior and senior leading the Braves to three straight Class 1 state championships and giving Scott Central its state-record 15th title overall. During his senior year, he helped lead the Braves to 29–2 record, averaging 30 points and 14 rebounds a game.
He signed a letter of intent with the Georgetown Hoyas and played his first game with them on November 12, 2011, against the Savannah State Tigers, recording 9 points, 8 rebounds and 3 blocks. Rounding out his freshman year, Porter averaged 9.7 points per game and 6.8 rebounds per game. As a sophomore, he nearly doubled his points production, averaging 16.2 points and 7.5 rebounds per game.
At the conclusion of the 2012–13 season, Porter led his team to a 25–7 record and a number 2 seed in the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship. For his efforts, he was named the Big East Player of the Year and was a finalist for both the Naismith Trophy and Wooden Award. In the first round of the Men's Championship Basketball, Porter recorded 13 points and 11 rebounds in a 78–68 upset loss to the 15th-seeded Florida Gulf Coast University Eagles on March 22, 2013.
On April 15, 2013, Porter announced his decision to forgo his final two years of eligibility and enter the NBA draft.
Washington Wizards (2013–2019)
Early years (2013–2016)
Porter was selected with the third overall pick in the 2013 NBA draft by the Washington Wizards. However, he missed training camp and the first 18 games of the 2013–14 season with a hip injury. He made his NBA debut on December 6, going scoreless in 14 minutes in a 109–105 overtime loss to the Milwaukee Bucks. He twice scored a season-high nine points in April 2014. On November 1, 2014, he scored 19 of his career-high 21 points in the second half of the Wizards' 108–97 win over the Bucks. On November 7, 2015, he set a new career high with 23 points in a 114–99 loss to the Atlanta Hawks. On December 12, 2015, he scored a career-high 28 points in a 114–111 win over the Dallas Mavericks.
On November 9, 2016, Porter scored a career-high 34 points in a 118–93 win over the Boston Celtics. On December 26, he had 32 points, made a career-high five three-pointers and grabbed 13 rebounds in a 107–102 win over the Milwaukee Bucks. On January 18, he set a new career high with six three-pointers to finish with 25 points in a 104–101 win over the Memphis Grizzlies. He made six three-pointers for the second straight night on January 19, finishing with 23 points in a 113–110 win over the New York Knicks. He started 80 games and set career highs in scoring (13.4 points per game), rebounds (6.4) and steals (1.5) while shooting 51.6 percent from the field and 43.4 percent from three-point range in 2016–17. According to ESPN's Real Plus-Minus, a player's estimated on-court impact on team performance, Porter was the most efficient scorer in the NBA among 115 players with at least 800 possessions, penetrating defenses in transition and as a spot-up shooter. His three-point shooting percentage was fourth best in the NBA.
On July 4, 2017, the Brooklyn Nets offered Porter a four-year, $106.5 million contract, the maximum they could give him. Two days later, the Wizards received the offer sheet, with the goal being to match the offer. On July 13, the Wizards announced that the team had retained its right of first refusal and matched the offer sheet extended to Porter by the Nets. On October 27, he scored 29 points against the Golden State Warriors. On December 29, he matched a career high with seven 3-pointers and had a game-high 26 points in a 121–103 win over the Houston Rockets. On February 28, also against the Warriors, Porter matched his season high with 29 points.
On November 24, 2018, Porter scored a season-high 29 points in a 124–114 win over the New Orleans Pelicans. On January 2, he returned to the lineup against the Atlanta Hawks after missing 10 games with a bruised right knee. He came off the bench in 13 straight games upon returning, before starting on January 30 against the Indiana Pacers and injuring his left big toe.
Chicago Bulls (2019–present)
On February 6, 2019, Porter was traded to the Chicago Bulls in exchange for Jabari Parker, Bobby Portis and a protected 2023 second-round draft pick. On February 13, he scored a career-high 37 points on 16-for-20 shooting in a 122–110 win over the Memphis Grizzlies.
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His father, Otto Porter Sr., was part of Scott County Central High School's first title in 1976 and holds the high school record with 1,733 rebounds. His mother, Elnora Porter (née Timmons), played with the Scott County Central High Bravettes and helped them win the 1984 state championship. His uncles Marcus Timmons and Donnie McClinton won a combined six state championships. Additionally, his uncles Melvin Porter and Jerry Porter, and his younger brother Jeffery Porter, have also won state titles. First cousin Calvin Porter Jr. was one of three Porters to start for the high school's championship team in 2011. His cousin Mark Mosely was the starting point guard for the Braves in 1990 and 1991 when they won state championships. His cousins Corey and Reece Porter helped Sikeston High School win its first state title in its first undefeated season. His cousin Michael Porter was a former four-time all-state basketball player for Sikeston High School. His cousins Dominique Porter and Jaylen Porter played basketball for the Culver-Stockton Wildcats. His cousin and former teammate Bobby Hatchett played for Midland College, which played for the National Junior College Athletic Association national championship. The Porter family had a member on the Braves' first 11 state championship teams. His distant cousin, Emily Porter, plays for the Ernestown Eagles.
- Draft Express
- NBA Draft.net
- Chad Ford's Top 100 – 2013
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- Otto Porter Recruiting Profile
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- "Florida Gulf Coast stuns Georgetown; 7th No. 15 seed to beat No. 2". Retrieved 2013-06-28.
- Wizards Sign 2013 Draft Picks Otto Porter & Glen Rice Jr.
- Notebook: Bucks 109, Wizards 105
- Otto Porter 2013-14 Game Log
- Paul Pierce ejected; Wizards top Bucks 108-97
- Hawks beat Wizards 114-99 for 7th straight win
- Porter, Wall lead Wizards past Mavericks, 114-111
- Porter scores career-best 34 as Wizards rout Celtics 118-93
- Porter, Wall push Wizards to 107–102 comeback win vs Bucks
- Home cooking: Wiz top Grizz 104-101, 13th win in row in DC
- Wall has 29 points, 13 assists as Wizards top Knicks 113-110
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- Otto Porter 2017-18 Game Log
- Porter scores 26, Wizards hand Rockets 5th straight loss
- "Porter, Wall help Wiz beat short-handed Pelicans 124-114". ESPN.com. November 24, 2018. Retrieved November 25, 2018.
- "Beal scores 24 points in Wizards' 114-98 win over Hawks". ESPN.com. January 2, 2019. Retrieved January 3, 2019.
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- "Many knew this day would come for Otto Porter, Jr". Retrieved 2013-09-10.
- "Culver-Stockton Wildcat Athletics: Dominique Porter". Retrieved 2018-11-23.
- "The Climb is All There Is... (Duerrisms for September 5th)". Retrieved 2019-02-14.
- "Southeast Missourian boys basketball player of the year: Genes, hard work combined to help Otto Porter excel". Retrieved 2013-02-24.
- "Georgetown Hoyas: Otto Porter Was Born to Be a Star". Retrieved 2013-02-24.