Georgetown swingman Otto Porter is one of the Pistons' targets for next month's NBA draft and Porter compared himself to a player who just left town. "Tayshaun Prince," said Porter, when asked who he patterns his game after. "He's long, lanky, can do a lot of things on the floor. He can defend, rebound." Porter, like many prospective draftees, is at the NBA Draft Combine. Porter chose not to work out, customary for many of the top players, but participated in the media availability with the other small forwards. Porter and Prince are similarly built. Porter is 6-foot-8 and 200 pounds while Prince is 6-foot-9 and 215 pounds, but Prince put on some weight since being drafted in 2002. Prince helped the Memphis Grizzlies to the Western Conference finals with a surprising five-game win over the Oklahoma City Thunder. Porter gushed over the opportunity to play with Greg Monroe, who also attended Georgetown. The two never played together, since Monroe departed for the draft before Porter arrived on campus. Porter is the reigning Big East Player of the Year, and depending on where the Pistons are slotted in next month's draft, they could have the chance to take him. The draft lottery is next week. "To be able to play with Greg Monroe, that's beautiful," said Porter, who played with Monroe during the 2011 lockout when Monroe came back to Georgetown to stay in shape. "They play a style I like."
Otto Porter: It'd be 'beautiful' to play with Pistons' Greg Monroe
Detroit News | May 17