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 to Jordan all-star roster
Hall's Bobby Portis spins around as he moves for the basket during the Hall-Parkview game held Tuesday night at Parkview High School.
FAYETTEVILLE Little Rock Hall forward Bobby Portis was named to the roster for the Jordan Brand Classic on Tuesday.
Portis, who signed a letter of intent with the University of Arkansas last November, is one of 22 players who will play in the event April 12 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. The game will be televised by ESPN2.
The top 11 players in the ESPN 100 were selected to play in the event, including Portis. The senior is currently averaging 20.8 points, 10.9 rebounds and 4.3 blocks per game for the Warriors (18-5).
Earlier this month he eclipsed the 1,000-point total for his high school career. Hall, the defending Class 7A state champion, is currently ranked No. 2 in Arkansas 6A.