Arkansas' last elite post high school player taught the next one. - Ethan Miller
Bobby Portis, the best big man out of Arkansas since his former AAU coach Corliss Williamson, opens up about his life.
The Arkansas prep basketball scene has produced some good big men since Corliss Williamson's Russellville heyday in the early 1990s. Guys like Kim Adams, Vincent Hunter and Michael Washington come to mind.
But no Arky big man since Big Nasty has come close to McDonald's All-American status.
That changes with LR Hall senior Bobby Portis, one of the nation's best centers and an Arkansas signee. Portis, who has the national cachet to be Arkansas' next McDonald's All-American, told me about how he learned the game under Corliss in this Sports Seer Q&A:
In the Q&A, Portis also discusses his outrageously colored sneakers and what would happen if Hall's Tyler Scaife, the No. 1 prep female PG in the nation, played with the boys.
Freelancer Evin Demirel has written about Arkansas athletes for SLAM, the New York Times and ESPN. Follow him here.