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Portis Snags Third SEC Freshman Of The Week Award

02/10/2014
Athletic Communications
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Arkansas freshman Bobby Portis (@BPortisTime) started his 19th birthday in style on Monday morning when he was named the SEC Freshman of the Week by the league office for the third time this season.

Portis’ third SEC weekly honor comes on the heels of a 35-point performance last Wednesday in a win over Alabama in which he broke the 20-year Arkansas freshman scoring record held by Scott Thurman. The 6-foot-10 freshman accounted for 29 of the team’s first 35 points, becoming the 43rd Razorback and just the fifth freshman to score 30 points in a game while also adding a team-high nine rebounds and season-best six blocks.

A native of Little Rock, Portis’ three SEC Freshman of the Week accolades are tied for the most by a Razorback, equaling the total by current Houston Rocket Patrick Beverley in the 2006-07 campaign. Portis is also tied with LSU freshman Jordan Mickey for the most weekly honors this season.

Over the 2-0 week for the Razorbacks that also included a road win at Vanderbilt, Portis averaged 21.5 points, seven rebounds and three blocks while hitting 17-of-25 from the field. Portis led Arkansas on the boards both games and has done so it five straight and seven of the last eight. Arkansas is 6-1 when Portis leads the way in scoring and 8-4 when he is tops on the glass.

Portis is the only Arkansas player to start all 23 games this season, leading the team in both scoring (13.1) and rebounding (6.6), figures that rank 22nd and 11th in the SEC, respectively.

Portis and the rest of the Razorbacks will be back in action on Thursday when travel to Missouri for a 6 p.m. ESPN2 showdown. For the latest information regarding Razorback basketball, please visit ArkansasRazorbacks.com or follow @RazorbackMBB on Twitter.


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