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Michigan's Trey Burke, Georgetown's Otto Porter To Enter Draft

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Per the Twitter of Adrian Wojnarowski, Michigan point guard Trey Burke will declare his eligibility for the 2013 NBA draft tomorrow:

The implications for the Hornets are clear; as it currently stands. New Orleans has strong odds of picking in the draft's top 7 spots. Draft Express currently lists Burke as 7th on its big board.

As it stands, I'm hugely on the Burke bandwagon; if the Hornets decide they're taking a point guard, the choice between the poor-shooting, high-turnovering Marcus Smart and Burke is hopefully an easy one. I sent Brian this blind comparison table for Burke, Kyrie Irving, and Chris Paul for their final college seasons:


In many ways, he's in their class at least collegiately. I'm not fully sold that the Hornets need to go point guard, but in any case, Burke declaring is excellent news.

UPDATE: Per Yahoo Sports:

Georgetown All-American Otto Porter Jr. will enter the NBA draft, a source told Yahoo! Sports.

Porter, a first-team consensus All-American and the Big East Player of the Year, will make his decision public at a news conference Monday on campus.

Porter averaged 16.2 points and 7.5 rebounds for the Hoyas this season. rates Porter as the eighth-best prospect in the 2013 draft class.

At 6-foot-8, Porter has rapidly improved from a solid college recruit to a lottery pick.

Could Otto Porter become the Hornet's Kawhi Leonard?