Portis named freshman of the week

By: Matt Jones
Published: Monday, December 9, 2013
Arkansas forward Bobby Portis, right, scores as Southeastern Louisiana guard Jeffery Ricard (24) defends during the second half of play Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, in Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville.
Photo by Andy Shupe
Arkansas forward Bobby Portis, right, scores as Southeastern Louisiana guard Jeffery Ricard (24) defends during the second half of play Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, in Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville.

— Arkansas' Bobby Portis has been named the Southeastern Conference's freshman of the week.

Reader poll

Who is Arkansas' most impactful freshman?

  • Alex Collins, Football 67% 838 votes
  • Hunter Henry, Football 8% 104 votes
  • Jessica Jackson, Women's Basketball 10% 134 votes
  • Bobby Portis, Men's Basketball 13% 168 votes

1244 total votes.

Portis, a 6-foot-10 forward, averaged 14.5 points 4.5 rebounds and 2.5 assist per game in the Razorbacks' wins last week over Southeastern Louisiana and Clemson. Portis made 10 of 15 field goal attempts and 9 of 10 free throws in the wins.

The Little Rock native has scored in double-figures in four straight games for Arkansas (6-2). He is averaging 11.5 points and 4.5 rebounds per game this season.

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