10 - Bobby Portis

6-11, 245 Power Forward
Arkansas Sophomore
02/10/95 (29.4 yrs)
Little Rock, AR
High School
Team Site Profile
Jump Shot
NBA Ready
Post Skills

NBA Comparison: Greg Monroe

Strengths: Great size and length.  Great face up player and is incredibly tough to guard when he gets a head of steam going towards the basket … He’s got a great mid-range game and is expanding his range to include the three ball … Defensively he is active which leads to his fair share of deflections and steals … He moves his feet well and is a versatile defender due to his ability to stay in front of his man on the perimeter … Active rebounder as well, particularly on the offensive glass … Always seems to be in the right place at the right time and battles for position … He’s a strong player that can finish through contact and is effective with both hands … Really likes to get out on the fast break and can even run the break at times due to his ability to handle the rock for a four man … He may not be done growing as he’s over an inch taller now than he was when he arrived on campus two years ago … Great size for a PF at the next level …

Weaknesses: Good, but not great athlete … Fundamentally sound player at this stage but lacks explosiveness …  Still doesn’t have great post moves and needs to work on his footwork around the basket … He projects as a PF at the next level but will need to develop more of a post game and not rely so much on his jump shot … While he’s a great defender in space and out on the perimeter for a big man, he isn’t the greatest post defender and isn’t really a shot blocker … His ceiling isn’t as high as some of the other big man prospects at this point due to his lack of elite athleticism and lack of great footwork in the paint … Still a raw player on both sides of the floor but is developing …

Overall: Portis has the prototypical size for a PF at the next level and has really improved from his freshman to sophomore season … He’s continued to improve upon his range which is a positive but really needs to develop a better back to the basket game and at least one go-to move in the post before he will be a truly effective player at the next level … The good news is that he has an NBA ready body and can concentrate on the technical parts of his game instead of adding weight and muscle … Will need to continue to be a guy that gives maximum effort from night to night to make up for his deficiencies … 

Notes: Measured 6’9.5 (in shoes) 215 lbs, with a 7’0 wingspan at the 2012 LeBron James Skills Academy … Measured 6’11 (in shoes) 231 lbs, with a 7’1.5 wingspan and 8’11 reach at the 2013 Nike Hoop Summit … Measured 6’10.5 (in shoes) 235 lbs, with a 7’1.5 wingspan at the 2014 Nike Big Man Skills Academy

Clayton Crowe 1/25/15

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