On a day in which several underclassmen declared for the NBA Draft, none was more high-profile than Georgetown All-American Otto Porter Jr.
On Monday, Porters announced he is leaving Georgetown after his sophomore season and declaring himself eligible for draft.
''The toughest part was knowing you're going to leave a great place like this,'' Porter said Monday at a news conference on campus alongside Hoyas coach John Thompson III. ''I love this place.''
The other big name to declare on Monday was Kentucky freshman Nerlens Noel , whose season ended prematurely after he tore his ACL. Noel was the nation's top recruit a season ago and, before the injury, was viewed by most as the likely No. 1 overall pick in the draft.
''I've learned so much here at UK and am thankful for Coach (John) Calipari, the staff and my teammates for all of their support,'' Noel said. ''I especially appreciate the Big Blue Nation and all of the support, prayers and well-wishes I've received from them during...