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Stats Analysis: Is Isaac Copeland the Next Otto Porter?

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Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

See the below from Casual Stats Wizard 'Hoya Annoya':

The link below shows a comparison of Otto's stats as a freshman to Isaac's to date:

http://statsheet.com/mcb/players/compare?add=isaac-copeland&otto-porter=2011-2012&p1=otto-porter

The chart below isolates Otto's and Ike's stats as freshmen in Big East play, and the results are strikingly similar.

Ike (Fr) Otto (Fr)
Games Played 15 18
Games Started 3 4
Minute Pct 51.3 72.9
Possession Pct 20.5 18
Floor Pct 52.8 57.2
Offensive Rating 113.5 112.5
Shot Pct 23.9 19.3
FG Made 49 67
FG Made Per 40 6 5
FG Att 96 130
FG Att Per 40 12 10
3pt FG 12 3
3pt FG Per 40 2 0
3pt FG Att 28 21
3pt FG Att Per 40 4 2
FT Made 20 34
FT Made Per 40 3 3
FT Att 24 48
FT Att Per 40 3 4
Points 130 171
Points Per 40 17 13
2pt FG Point Pct 56.9 74.8
3pt FG Point Pct 27.6 5.2
FT Point Pct 15.3 19.8
Rebounds 74 131
Rebounds Per 40 9 10
Off Rebs 18 42
Off Rebs Per 40 2 3
Off Reb Pct 7.2 10.1
Def Rebs 56 89
Def Rebs Per 40 7 7
Def Reb Pct 21.2 19.3
Assists 12 25
Assists Per 40 2 2
Assist Pct 9.3 10.8
Steals 2 17
Steals Per 40 0 1
Steal Pct 0.3 2
Turnovers 18 24
Turnovers Per 40 2 2
Turnover Pct 17.4 16
Blocks 11 15
Blocks Per 40 1 1
Block Pct 4.3 3.1
Fouls 22 39
Fouls Per 40 3 3
Foul Outs 0 1

We may be (read: we definitely are) getting ahead of ourselves with this comparison at this point and Otto, after all, was the 3rd overall pick in an NBA Draft.

Then again, Otto never did this.

Hold Onto Your Butts.