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He leads the team in rebounding (6.1 per game), and only Clark and Thompson average more than his 26.7 minutes per game. Porter also is second in steals and tied for second in blocks. Fans chanted “Otto-matic” during his performance against American.

In this era of super freshmen — particularly at Kentucky — we shouldn’t be surprised when a first-year player takes to the college game like another AAU contest. Porter’s poise and unselfishness belie his age.

But we weren’t sure how the freshmen would respond or how the other underclassmen would react to increased roles. That’s why Georgetown was picked to finish 10th in the Big East.

We still don’t know for certain how the Hoyas will do in the league. But they certainly look better than advertised.