Otto Porter Jnr is a small forward American basketball player for the Washington Wizards and he wears the No. 22 shirt. He was drafted in the 2013 National Basketball Association (NBA) Draft with the 3rd overall pick. He is one of the three best shooters the Wizards have got and he had a flourishing basketball career in college before he turned pro.
Who Is Otto Porter Jnr?
He was born in one of the major cities in the United States, St. Louis, Missouri, on the 3rd of June, 1993, to a family well rooted in sports. His father is Otto Porter Snr and his mother Elnora Porter. He has two siblings whom he grew up with, he is also an Africa-American.
He was educated in a Sikeston-based school, Scott County Central, Missouri, where he joined the basketball team to showcase his inborn talent. He helped push his high school 3 times to their 15th title in the State Championship, grabbing the All-State honors for his contributions. The baller ended his high school career with an average of 30.0 points and 14 rebounds. He got rated as a 4-star recruit by Rival.com and was named the No.37 player nationally in 2011.
His next school was Georgetown University where he inked his consent letter to play for the Hoyas. Upon his debut with the team, Otto made away with 3 blocks, 9 points and 8 rebounds in the game against the Tigers of Savannah State. His Freshman season aggregate score is 6.8 rebounds, and 9.7 points per game.
In all his 2 years of college career, he kept his game tight and the balls flying into the net in the 64 games he featured, 38 of which he started. He joined his squad to vie for the National Collegiate Athletic Association Divisional 1 Championship which they won with 18 points difference and their score was recorded as the 2nd seed of the championship. He was awarded the Player of the year – the Big East in 2013, First Team, All-Big East 2013, and he among the finalists in the John R. Wooden and Naismith Trophy Awards.
Otto Porter Jnr, feeling ready to get into a more competitive atmosphere decided to forgo his 2 remaining collegiate seasons for the mainstream NBA draft of 2013 after which he was drafted by the Washington Wizard.
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When the NBA draft night came on June 27, 2013, it didn’t come as a surprise that he was picked 3rd overall by the Washington Wizards. He inked his contract on 8th July 2013. Hopes were high for the much-acclaimed amateur during his Rookie season but unfortunately, a hamstring on his hip twisted his fate during a summer league game in September 2013 and he ended up blooming late in the NBA. He only played 319 minutes in 37 games in his rookie season.
His second pro year saw an improved Otto Porter Jnr whose score increased marginally as he ended that season with 5.6 rebounds, 1.6 assists, and 11.2 points, neatly executing a steal per 36 minutes of the game.
The talented baller was finally unleashed in his 3rd pro season. Though waking late after the likes of Kristaps Porzingis had a blazing rookie season and his fellow draftee Victor Oladipo clinched the 2014 NBA All-Rookie First Team, nevertheless, he dropped the 32 points with his 3 point target sharp shoot, putting him ahead of the rookie record of Giannis Antetokounmpo, his draftmate, helping his team to get away with a 107-102 win over Milwaukee Bucks – a career-high score he later replicated in 2 straight games.
Otto Porter Jnr is indeed consistent and a valuable player whose game has improved and his scores doubled over the past few seasons and we are sure he has more to offer in seasons to come.
Porter Jnr’s net worth saw an increase in 2017 after a deal came through for him from the Brooklyn Nets. The Nets had a juicy heavy-packed 4-year contract of $106.5 million for him but his team, the Wizard, immediately matched the same offer as they did not want to lose their playmakers. His annual salary earnings as at 2018 are estimated to be within $24.8 million to $26 million while his new net worth is $25.3 million. Otto’s agent David Falk who also served as Michael Jordan’s representative in the course of his career negotiates good deals for him, making the baller the 19th best-paid basketball player in the NBA. He currently has an endorsement contract running with the Nike brand – Jordan which equally brings in a lot of cash.
He was born to African-American parents Otto Porter Snr and Elnora Timmons Porter. His family has deep roots in the game of basketball.
His Father whose alma mater was Scott County Central High School was part of the 1976 squad that earned the school first title with his outstanding record of 1,733 rebounds which has not been equalled or broken ever since while his mother was not left out. She is a former a basketball player with an impressive outing, earning the All-State title in 1985 for her efforts after which she gifted her son who could barely walk with a basketball, instinctively pushing him towards his destiny.
Majority of his relatives Melvin Porter, Calvin Porter Jr, and Emily Porter, to mention a few were alma mater of Scott County Central High School, gathering in-house 11 state titles and honors as a family.
As far as we know, the Wizard has just 2 women in his life and they are; his dear mother and sister. So far, the 3 point shooter has kept his private life totally off the media, leaving everyone speculating about who his love interest might be. In the past, it was alleged that he was seeing the transgender Morgan West but there were, however, no facts to substantiate the claim and the rumor fizzled out eventually.
He stands at an athletic height of 6 ft 8 inches and his frame is supported by his 90 kilograms in weight. His height is just great and has added to the player’s success on the courts. His wingspan is 2.17meters.