Bobby Portis announces that he is turning pro


The SEC Player of the Year is headed to the NBA.

Bobby Portis averaged 17.5 points and 8.9 boards this past season, helping lead the Razorbacks to a 27-9 record and a trip to the Round of 32 in the NCAA tournament, and on Tuesday, he announced that his next step will be to enter the NBA Draft.

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He announced the decision on twitter:

Portis is a versatile and athletic 6-foot-10 power forward. He’s definitely a first round pick, and there’s a shot that he could end up in the lottery. Draft Express projects him as the No. 18 pick in the draft.

The question for Arkansas now becomes whether or not they will be getting Michael Qualls back. Qualls was one of the breakout stars of the NCAA tournament, and if the Razorbacks lose him they’ll be looking at a serious rebuilding season.