THE 2013 COLLEGEINSiDER.COM MOST VALUABLE PLAYER
April 8, 2013
PORTER JR NAMED MOST VALUABLE PLAYER
ATLANTA, GA – Georgetown's Otto Porter, Jr. has been named the CollegeInsider.com National Most Valuable Player for the 2012-13 season.
A 6-8 forward, Porter Jr. was named a First Team All-American by the Associated Press and earned first team honors from the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC). Porter Jr. was also recognized by Basketball Times as its National Player of the Year.
Porter Jr. was named the Big East Player of the Year and was the only unanimous selection to the All-Big East Conference First Team. He led the Hoyas in scoring and rebounding with 16.2 points and 7.5 rebounds per game. Porter Jr. was named the Big East Player of the Week three times during the 2012-13 season, including a streak of three-straight honors. It was the first time a BIG EAST player had won the award in three-straight weeks since the 2003 season.
Porter Jr. also led the team in steals (1.8 spg), was second on the team in blocked shots (0.9 bpg) and ranked third on the team in assists per game (2.7 apg). He scored in double figures 27 times this season, had eight games with at least 20 points - including a career-high 33 points in win at Syracuse on Feb. 23 - and had seven double-doubles.
Georgetown finished the 2012-13 season with a 25-7 record and earned a No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament. The Hoyas won a share of the Big East Regular Season Championship and were the No. 1 seed in the tournament after posting a 14-4 record in league play. The Hoyas were ranked No. 8 in the Associated Press Top 25 poll and No. 8 in the USA Today Coaches' poll and closed out the regular season with 12 wins in 13 games. The Hoyas are one of only four schools in the country to be ranked in the Associated Press top-10 at least once in each of the last seven seasons and Georgetown is also ranked fifth nationally in Associated Press top-25 poll appearances (116) since January 2006.