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Arkansas sophomore F Bobby Portis has announced that he will forgo his final years with the Razorbacks and declare for the 2015 NFL draft.
The 6’11” Portis made the announcement via his Twitter page.
— Bobby BP Portis (@BPortistime) April 14, 2015
After averaging 17.5 points, 8.9 rebounds and shooting 54% from the field for Arkansas, Portis was named a Second-team All-American, First-team All-SEC and was named the SEC Player of the Year – beating out Kentucky Wildcats’ stars Willie Cauley-Stein and Karl-Anthony Towns.
The Razorbacks finished the 2014-15 season with the 2nd best record in the SEC – behind only Kentucky, who beat them in the SEC Championship Tournament. Arkansas was ranked #5 in the West of the 2015 NCAA Tournament and narrowly beat Wofford 56-53 in teh Round of 64. But they would go on to lose in the Round of 32 in the 2015 NCAA Tournament, falling 78-87 to #4 North Carolina. The team finished the season 27-9 overall and 13-5 in conference play with a #21 ranking in the AP Poll.
CBSSports has Portis ranked as a 1st-round pick in the 2015 NBA draft lottery.