Bobby Portis Calls Out Kentucky Wildcats In Tweet

    Bobby Portis called out the Kentucky Wildcats in a tweet on Wednesday. The former Arkansas star says he didn't need Kentucky to make it to the NBA.

    November 18, 2015

    Bobby Portis doesn’t care for Kentucky basketball, and he made that clear with a not-so-ambiguous tweet.


    Bobby Portis put together two solid seasons with the Arkansas Razorbacks before he was eventually drafted by the Chicago Bulls with the No. 22 pick in the 2015 NBA Draft.

    Portis averaged 15 points and 7.9 rebounds for the Razorbacks, and he even led Arkansas to a 2-2 record against Kentucky while he was there. He was even named the SEC Player of the Year in 2015.

    Portis, who is from Little Rock, Ark., was the No. 17 overall prospect in the 2013 recruiting class. He chose to stay close to home instead of going to a powerhouse program — like Kentucky.

    The Wildcats secured a commitment from combo guard Malik Monk on Wednesday morning. Monk, the No. 6-ranked prospect in the class of 2016, joins De’Aaron Fox (No. 3) and Edrice Adebayo (No. 10) in what is shaping up to be another stacked class for John Calipari and the Wildcats.

    However, Portis decided to voice his opinion just after Calipari’s latest recruiting win.

    Portis does have a point. If the top high school recruits are as good as they’re expected to be, then the program won’t make a huge difference in sending them to the NBA.

    But who doesn’t want to contend for a national championship? While Portis was at Arkansas, the Razorbacks only made the NCAA tournament once and lost in the third round to North Carolina.

    There’s nothing like a little SEC animosity in the morning to spice up the beginning of college basketball season.

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