In NBA draft, Otto Porter Jr. goes to Washington Wizards


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With the No. 3 pick in Thursday’s NBA draft, the Washington Wizards selected Georgetown forward Otto Porter Jr.

Porter was seen as an obvious fit for the Wizards, and not simply because he played his college basketball home games on the Wizards’ court. Washington was looking for a versatile forward to complement guards John Wall and Bradley Beal, last year’s No. 3 pick who was named to the NBA’s all-rookie team this past season.

We’ll have more from Michael Lee later Thursday night.

MORE FROM THE POST ON OTTO PORTER JR.

Otto Porter Jr. NBA draft profile.

Porter a big talent from a small town.

Porter has come a long way from Sikestown, Mo.

— Mike Wise: The Wizards’ choice was clear.

Wizards had to weigh Otto Porter vs. Anthony Bennett.

After spending the first 17 years of his Post career writing and editing, Matt and the printed paper had an amicable divorce in 2014. He's now blogging and editing for the Early Lead and the Post's other Web-based products.

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Matt Bonesteel · June 27, 2013