Chicago – University of Arkansas basketball recruit Bobby Portis Jr. showcased his skills on a national stage on Wednesday night in Chicago during the annual McDonald’s All-American Game.
Portis (Little Rock, Ark.) helped led the Boy’s West Team to a 110-99 win over the East squad. Portis scored 12 points on 4 of 5 shooting from the floor including 1 of 2 from behind the arc and 4 of 5 from the free throw line. In 18 minutes of play Portis was the second leading scorer on the West squad behind Aaron Gordon (10-17, 24 points).
Rivals and Scout.com ranks Portis as the No. 17 overall player in the nation and the top center on the high school level; Scout ranks Portis as the No. 6 power forward in the nation.
Playing both forward and center, Portis is a well respected force on the glass and tenacious in the paint altering and blocking shots. In the McD’s game Portis finished with a game-tying high two blocks in the normally purely offensive showcase.
The six-foot ten-inch big man led Little Rock Hall to a 6-A state championship in 2013 beating Little Rock Parkview 56-45 in the final. During the 2012-2013 season Portis averaged 20.4 points per game with 12.2 rebounds and 4.5 blocks per game.
Portis committed to the Hogs in August of 2012. Arkansas AAU teammate Moses Kingsley, six-foot nine-inches, committed to the Razorbacks on September 15, 2012.