Wizards sign 3rd overall pick Otto Porter, second-rounder Glen Rice, Jr.
Otto Proter was selected with the third overall pick out of Georgetown by the Washington Wizards in the 2013 NBA draft. Under the NBA’s rookie wage scale, Otto Porter is expected to earn $19.4 million over the next two seasons, with the first two years of the deal guaranteed.
As a sophomore last season, Otto Porter averaged 16.2 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game, while shooting 49.8 percent from the floor and 42.2 percent from 3- point range. Otto Porter was also named the Big East Player of the Year and a First Team AP All-American as he helped lead Georgetown to a No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament and shot at the Big East Regular season Championship.
For his collegiate career, Otto Porter averaged 12.8 points, 7.1 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.5 steals in 64 game appearances over two seasons at Georgetown. Otto Porter also shot an overall 49.8 percent from the field and 35.5 percent from the 3-pointer range during his stint with the Hoya.
Meanwhile, Glen Rice Jr. was drafted 35th overall by the Philadelphia 76ers, and acquired by the Washington Wizards in exchange for the 38th and 54th overall picks. Terms of his deal are not know, but it’s possible he was signed to just a minimum salary contract since the Washington Wizards are believed to have committed their mid-level exception to swingman Martell Webster and their bi-annual exception to guard Eric Maynor.
Glen Rice Jr. played last season for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA Development League in 42 regular season contests, averaging 13.0 points and 6.2 rebounds while shooting .491 from the floor and .385 from three-point. However, there was a drastic increase in his production during the postseason, as Glen Rice Jr. averaged 5.0 points, 9.5 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 2.0 steals and 2.0 blocks to lead the Vipers to the D-League championship. The Washington Wizards were certainly impressed by the improvement in Glen Rice Jr.’s game and provided him with a chance to play in the big league this year.
The 6-foot-6 Glen Rice Jr. played three seasons at Georgia Tech (2009-12), averaging 13.0 points and 4.8 rebounds in 31 regular season contest for the Yellow Jackets as a junior, before being suspended for the final six games of the 2011-12 season.