Portis named all-SEC

By: Matt Jones
Published: Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Arkansas forward Bobby Portis smiles during the second half of play Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, in Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville.
Photo by Andy Shupe
Arkansas forward Bobby Portis smiles during the second half of play Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, in Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville.

— Arkansas forward Bobby Portis was honored with a pair of postseason awards Tuesday.

Portis was named second-team all-SEC in addition to the league's all-freshman team. Portis is averaging 12.4 points and a team-high 6.6 rebounds per game this season for the Razorbacks. Last month he broke the school record for points in a game by a freshman, scoring 35 in a win over Alabama.

The Little Rock native is the sixth Arkansas player to earn all-SEC honors as a freshman. The others were Scotty Thurman, Corliss Williamson, Joe Johnson, Patrick Beverley and BJ Young.

No. 1 Florida nearly swept the SEC's individual awards by winning coach of the year (Billy Donovan), player of the year (Scottie Wilbekin), scholar-athlete of the year and defensive player of the year (Patric Young), and sixth-man of the year (Dorian Finney-Smith). Kentucky's Julius Randle won the league's freshman of the year award.

Wilbekin and Randle were named first-team all-SEC alongside Alabama's Trevor Releford, Florida's Casey Prather, LSU's Johnny O'Bryant III, Missouri's Jabari Brown and Tennessee's Jordan McRae and Jarnell Stokes.

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