Sports Illustrated Names Bobby Portis Nation's Top Sophomore


Here's part of what they say:

In August, my colleague Seth Davis predicted a breakout year for Portis, and he has improved in almost every metric, from offensive rating (122.3, compared to 116.1 as a freshman) to usage (24.5%, up from 21.4%). The 6-foot-11 stud is wisely taking a lot of shots at the rim (40 percent according to, but he is able to step out and score too -- shooting 38.7 percent on jumpers, 66 percent on assisted jumpers and 56.2 percent from three-point range (albeit on just 16 attempts).