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Bobby Portis Rivals Corliss Williamson For Top Season By NBA Razorback Big Bobby Portis Rivals Corliss Williamson For Top Season By NBA Razorback Big
in his fourth season in the league, Bobby Portis put together arguably the best season ever by a Razorback big man in terms of... Bobby Portis Rivals Corliss Williamson For Top Season By NBA Razorback Big

in his fourth season in the league, Bobby Portis put together arguably the best season ever by a Razorback big man in terms of traditional stats. Although traded midway through the season from Chicago to Washington, he still put up big numbers.

Portis’ 8.1 rebounds per game in 2018-19 was the best-ever rebounding season in the NBA by a Razorback, regardless of position (Sidney Moncrief’s best was 6.7 rebounds per game).

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NBA Razorbacks: Most Rebounds Per Game By a Power Forward Or Center

8.1 Bobby Portis (2018-19 with Chicago and Washington)

7.4 Oliver Miller (1994-95 with Detroit)

7.4 Oliver Miller (1995-96 with Toronto)

7.1 Joe Kleine (1987-88 with Sacramento)

6.8 Bobby Portis (2017-18 with Chicago)

NBA Razorbacks: Most Rebounds Per 36 Minutes By a Power Forward Or Center

11.4 Joe Kleine (1985-86 with Sacramento)

11.2 Bobby Portis (2018-19 with Chicago and Washington)

11.0 Joe Kleine (1992-93 with Boston)

11.0 Oliver Miller (1994-95 with Detroit)

11.0 Bobby Portis (2015-16 with Chicago)

When it comes to the glory statistic of points, Bobby Portis’ mentor growing up still takes the cake. When Portis was a struggling youth in Little Rock, Corliss Williamson allowed him to live in his house for a little while. Williamson helped train Portis in AAU basketball, and now Portis is coming fast on his heels in this category.

NBA Razorbacks: Most Points Per Game By a Power Forward Or Center

17.7 Corliss Williamson (1997-98 with Sacramento)

15.2 Corliss Williamson (2000-01 with Detroit)

14.2 Bobby Portis (2018-19 with Chicago and Washington)

13.6 Corliss Williamson (2001-02 with Detroit)

12.9 Oliver Miller (1995-96 with Toronto)

Here’s a highlight film of Bobby’s 38-point explosion, weeks before Chicago unceremoniously traded him away:

NBA Razorbacks: Most Points Per 36 Minutes By a Power Forward Or Center

22.5 Corliss Williamson (2001-02 with Detroit)

21.1 Bobby Portis (2017-18 with Chicago)

19.7 Bobby Portis (2018-19 with Chicago and Washington)

18.5 Corliss Williamson (2001-02 with Detroit)

17.9 Corliss Williamson (1997-98 with Sacramento)

NBA Razorbacks: Most Blocks Per Game By a Power Forward Or Center

2.5 Andrew Lang (1991-92 with Phoenix)

2.3 Oliver Miller (1993-94 with Phoenix)

2.0 Andrew Lang (1990-91 with Phoenix)

1.9 Oliver Miller (1995-96 with Toronto)

1.9 Andrew Lange (1992-93 with Philadelphia)

(all stats via basketball-reference.com)

The advanced stats, however, tell a different story. Stay tuned for more.

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