Bobby Portis: 2015 Draft Prospect

Height: 6-11
Weight: 246
Position: PF
College: Arkansas
Age: 20

2014-2015 Season Stats

PPG: 17.5
RPG: 8.9
APG: 1.2
BLK: 1.4
STL: 1.1

Player Bio
Courtesy of Arkansas Athletics

As A Freshman (2013-14)
Just the sixth Arkansas player to earn All-SEC (second team) honors as a freshman … Also named to the SEC All-Freshman team and USBWA All-District VII team … Finalist for the Kyle Macy National Freshman of the Year … only player to start all 34 games … Second on the team in scoring (12.3) and first in rebounding (6.8) while ranking tied for seventh in the SEC on the glass … Broke the Arkansas freshman record with 230 rebounds … Also broke the freshman single-game scoring record with 35 points, including 29 of the team’s first 35, in a win over Alabama (Feb. 5), hitting 14-of-17 from the field with nine rebounds and six blocks … Made field goals vs. Alabama tied the second-most in an SEC game at Arkansas while the blocks tied for the fifth-most … Three-time SEC Freshman of the Week, equaling a league-high and a program record … Closed the season with two straight double-doubles to finish with a team-best five … Reached double figures 23 times, highlighted by doing so in a single half in 12 games (9 second half) … Led the team in scoring seven times, on the glass in a team-high 16 games and both in the same contest on five occasions … Grabbed a team-best 86 offensive rebounds, including at least one in 31 of 34 games … Only freshman in the nation with 50 blocks and 50 assists, finishing sixth in the SEC in rejections (1.6) … Blocked 35 of his 54 shots in SEC action, good for the sixth-best total in league play at Arkansas … Second on the team with 35 steals and fifth with 50 assists … Went for double figure points in nine straight non-conference games – the longest streak by a Razorback that season – while adding double-doubles against UT Martin (Dec. 19) and UTSA (Jan. 4) … Only double-double in SEC play came in a win over Kentucky (Jan. 14) with 11 points and 10 rebounds … Scored double figures in 10 of 18 SEC games and grabbed less than five rebounds just once … Season-high 35-point night against Alabama capped a four-game stretch in which he averaged 21 points and 7.5 rebounds while shooting 32-of-48 from the field … Broke the freshman rebound record recording during a 13-board night against Indiana State (March 18) in the NIT first round … Averaged 11 points and 11.5 rebounds over 25 minutes in two NIT contests.

High School
Named the Gatorade Arkansas Boys Basketball Player of the Year … Ranked as a top 16 recruit in the nation by ESPN.com, Scout.com and Rival.com … Top-ranked player in the state of Arkansas in 2013, with an ESPN.com scout grade of 92 … Named to USA Basketball National Junior Select Team for the 2013 Nike Hoop Summit at the Rose Garden in Portland, Ore. … First Arkansas signee since 2004, and the 13th overall, to play in the McDonald’s All-American game held at the United Center in Chicago … Led the West squad to a 110-99 win as the team’s second-leading scorer with 12 points … Completed the trifecta of national appearances by playing for the East squad in the Jordan Brand Classic at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. … One of just eight players in the country to participate in the McDonald’s All-American game, Nike Hoops Summit and the Jordan Brand Classic in 2013 … Four-time state champion at Hall High School … Scored 1,093 points over his final two seasons … Led Hall HS to a 26-5 record and a 6A State Championship as senior, averaging 20.4 points, 10.3 rebounds, 3.8 blocks and 2.1 assists per game … Named the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Player of the Year … Posted 26 double-doubles and reached the 20-point plateau 15 times … Had one triple-double of 15 points, 15 rebounds and 10 blocks against Mills University Studies … Won a 7A State Championship as a junior … Averaged 16.0 points, 10.4 rebounds and 3.7 blocks per game … Scored 20+ points 10 times and 17 double-doubles … Named to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette All-State first team … Led the Arkansas Wings Elite to the AAU National Championship in the summer of 2012, playing alongside Moses Kingsley and Manuale Watkins.

Personal
Born on February 10, 1995 … Son of Tina Edwards … Has three younger brothers: Jarod, Jared and Jamaal … Mother played basketball at Hines Community College and signed to play at Jackson State … Uncle Anthony Hicks played basketball at Missouri State … Dietetics and nutrition major.

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