Former Arkansas basketball star Bobby Portis brought quite a souvenir from Milwaukee when he visited Bud Walton Arena on Saturday.
Portis, a member of 2021 NBA champion Milwaukee Bucks, was greeted with cheers from Razorback fans when he carried the Larry O’Brien trophy onto center court during the first half of Arkansas game against Tennessee. He was one of seven former Razorbacks who made the trip to Fayetteville during the NBA All-Star break.
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Other players in attendance were Isaiah Joe of the Philadelphia 76ers, Moses Moody of the Golden State Warriors, Mason Jones of the Los Angeles Lakers, Justin Smith of the Toronto Raptors, Daniel Gafford of the Washington Wizards and Adrio Bailey.
Portis, a native of Little Rock, played for Arkansas from 2013-15, averaging 15 points per game. He was drafted by the Chicago Bulls with the 22nd overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft.
Portis signed with the Bucks in November 2020. During the team’s championship season, he played in 66 games, averaging 11.4 points and 7.1 rebounds in 20.8 minutes per game.
Watch video of Portis, Joe, Moody, Smith, Gafford, Jones and Bailey calling the Hogs at midfield below.
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