LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) --Hall High senior basketball player Bobby Portis has been named Arkansas Gatorade Player of the Year.
Portis is a senior forward at Hall High school in Little Rock, Arkansas. As a sophomore, he verbally committed to play for the University of Arkansas. This year, as a senior, he officially signed his letter of intent to play for the Razorbacks next season.
Portis was a contributing factor in the Warriors' 26-5 record this season. He also helped lead the team to the Class 6A State championship this past season. Portis averaged 20.4 points, 10.3 rebounds, 3.8 blocks and 2.1 assists per game.
A four-time state champion, he was selected to play in the Jordan Brand Classic and the McDonald's All-American games and is rated the nation's No. 13 recruit in the Class of 2013 by ESPN.
From an academic standpoint, Portis has maintained a 3.29 GPA during his high school career. And on a personal level, he has volunteered locally on behalf of youth basketball programs.