NCAA Tournament 2013: Otto Porter suffers similar fate as Greg Monroe

Rob Carr

The last time the Hoyas had a sophomore projected to go in the top of the NBA Draft, they suffered a similar embarrassing NCAA Tournament setback.

On the court, there isn't much comparison between current Georgetown star Otto Porter and former Hoya Greg Monroe. But after Porter's No. 2-seeded Hoyas were upset in the first round of the NCAA Tournament Friday, Porter and Monroe have more in common than they'd like.

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Monroe's Hoyas, a No. 3 seed, were upset by No. 14 Ohio University in the first round in 2010. Monroe played well in that game, scoring 19 points on 7-for-11 shooting with 13 rebounds and six assists (though he did have seven turnovers), but his early exit from the NCAA Tournament may have caused him to slip a tad in the draft.

Monroe was selected No. 7 overall by the Detroit Pistons in the 2010 NBA Draft, but has drastically out-performed several of the players taken ahead of him. In fact, with the possible exception of Paul George, Monroe has been the most productive player in his draft class so far.

Porter didn't have as strong a performance as Monroe in his lone NCAA Tournament game this season, finishing with 13 points on just 5-for-17 shooting with 11 rebounds, but he also has the benefit of entering a draft not considered as deep as 2010's. Porter's production during the regular season, 16.3 points and 7.4 rebounds per game while shooting 49 percent overall and 43 percent from three-point range, should be more than enough to solidify his status as one of the top prospects available should he enter the draft.

And, as ESPN Draft Insider Chad Ford points out, several other top prospects in this year's draft have already joined Porter on the sidelines of the NCAA Tournament before the first weekend is even complete.

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