Matt Jones has been the online sports editor for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and NWA Media since 2010. He is also a feature writer for Hawgs Illustrated magazine and is currently working on his Master's degree at the University of Arkansas.
Favorite Sport: Basketball
Best Sports Memories: Watching Arkansas' basketball national championship in 1994; being at the Georgia Dome when the tornado hit during the 2008 SEC Tournament; countless hours spent at Baum Stadium in the spring.
Favorite Fayetteville Restaurants: Noodles, Penguin Ed's and Mojitos
Education: University of Arkansas
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.