Well, here's some good news to get you out of your weekend funk: Georgetown's Otto Porter has been named one of four finalists for the Naismith Trophy for College Player of the Year. Porter joins Michigan's Trey Burke, Indiana's Victor Oladipo and Creighton's Doug McDermott as finalists for the Trophy.
Porter, who averaged 16.2 points, 7.5 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.8 steals per game this season, is expected to declare for the NBA Draft where most project him to be a lottery pick. Last week Porter was named National Player of the Year by CBS Sports:
Otto Porter, Georgetown:
We gave Porter the nod over the other guys in the mix because, well, he carried his team and didn't have nearly as much talent surrounding him as the other candidates. Porter does it all -- scores, rebounds, passes and defends. He lost his running mate and second-leading scorer early in conference play and the Hoyas still wound up earning a share of the Big East regular-season crown and a No. 2 NCAA seed. Porter's numbers in league play: 18.1 points, 7.3 boards while shooting 49 percent from the field, 81 percent from the line and 44 percent from 3-point range.
Should Porter win the Trophy, he will be the first sophomore to win the award since Blake Griffin in 2009.
/crawls back into cold, dark cave.