Originally posted on ZagsBlog.com:

By JOHN F. SILVER & ADAM ZAGORIA

STORRS, Conn. – Jim Boeheim believes that not only is Otto Porter Jr. the Big East Player of the Year, but the National Player of the Year as well.

“He’s the best player in college,” Boeheim said Thursday on the Big East conference call. “There’s no question in my mind.”

As we reported Monday, an informal survey of Big East coaches revealed that Porter Jr. was the unanimous top choice for Big East Player of the Year honors, which will be announced during the Big East Tournament.

Boeheim said Porter Jr. — who went for 33 points Saturday when Georgetown won it’s last league game at the Carrier Dome,  57-46 — deserves national honors over options like Michigan’s Trey Burke, Indiana’s Victor Oladipo and Creighton’s Doug McDermott, too.

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