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A look at Otto Porter Jr…

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The reigning Big East Player of the Week and likely conference Player of the Year pays a visit to Gampel Pavilion Wednesday.

Otto Porter Jr. (AP)

Otto Porter Jr., a super-versatile 6-foot-8 sophomore, dropped 33 on Syracuse last Saturday, catapulting the Hoyas to No. 7 in the latest AP poll. For the Hoyas, Wednesday could mark the team’s 10th straight win.

For UConn, it’s the final big-time matchup of a shortened season.

If the Huskies take down the league-leading Hoyas, they’ll need to neutralize Porter. Here are some pertinent links and stats regarding the sophomore star:

*During Georgetown’s 9-game winning streak, Porter is averaging 18.6 points and 7.8 rebounds while shooting 51 percent from the field and an outrageous 54 percent from beyond the 3-point arc.

*Porter ranks No. 7 in NBADraft.net’s mock and No. 15 by DraftExpress.

*Porter makes case for National Player of Year — Dana O’Neil, ESPN.com

*Porter’s path is uncommon, and so is his success — Nicole Auerbach, USA Today

*Add Porter to National Player of Year conversation — Gary Parrish, CBSSports.com

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