Arkansas sophomore forward Bobby Portis entering NBA draft

Arkansas sophomore forward Bobby Portis has declared for the NBA draft.
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Arkansas sophomore Bobby Portis has declared for the NBA draft, he announced on Tuesday.

The 6'11" power forward averaged 17.5 points, 8.9 rebounds and 1.4 blocks while shooting 53.6% from the field last season for the Razorbacks en route to being named SEC Player of the Year and an AP second-team All-American.

During his two seasons at Arkansas, he made 23 of his 63 three-point attempts.

After playing in the NIT as a freshman, Portis led the Razorbacks to a win over Wofford in the second round of the NCAA tournament this season before losing to North Carolina in the Round of 32.

• Virginia’s Justin Anderson to enter NBA draft

Prior to March Madness, Sports Illustrated’s Chris Mannix had Portis ranked as the No. 17 player in the draft.

• Wichita State’s Fred VanVleet, Ron Baker returning for senior seasons

- Paul Palladino