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SCC's Porter commits to Hoyas

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

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Scott County Central's Otto Porter, seen here in the Class 1, District 2 championship game, has commited to play his college basketball at Georgetown. Chris Pobst, Staff
SIKESTON -- After a weekend visit to Georgetown University, Scott County Central prep star Otto Porter has committed to being a Hoya next season.

Scott Central head basketball coach Kenyon Wright confirmed numerous reports Tuesday morning.

"I didn't talk to him for a long time (about his decision), but the reason I think is that he's going there is because there's a lot of opportunities for him (at Georgetown)," Wright said. "If he goes out there he gets to meet a lot of people and it's a basketball place. They confirmed what the coaches have told him. It's basketball oriented.

"He knows there is a lot of opportunities for him to become a better basketball player there."

Porter averaged 30 points and 12 rebounds in his senior campaign with the Braves. He led SCC to their third-straight Class 1 championship this season.

Ranked the 31st best high school player in the country by ESPN, the 6-foot-9 forward had narrowed his final three school choices to Georgetown, Missouri and Kansas.