Matt Jones is the online sports director for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. A two-time graduate of the University of Arkansas, he is a member of the Football Writers Association of America and National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, and voter for the Biletnikoff Award.
Portis named freshman of the week
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.
FAYETTEVILLE Arkansas' Bobby Portis has been named the Southeastern Conference's freshman of the week.
- 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.