Bobby Portis is a professional basketball player who is currently playing for the Milwaukee Bucks as the team’s power forward. He was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, and grew up following conservative Christian traditions. He is also in charge of The Bobby Portis Foundation which has a structural program for single mothers.

Early Career

Portis learned basketball at a very young age, and when he got into high school, he enrolled at Hall High School. He was a celebrity player in his own right at school because he had earned prestigious awards in McDonald’s and Parade All-American. He also earned the Mr. Basketball of Arkansas title for his contribution to his team.

When Portis got into college, he committed to play at Arkansas University. As a freshman, he scored 12.3 points with 6.7 rebounds per game. He also earned the Southeastern Conference All-Freshman team. He also averaged 17.5 points with 8.9 rebounds during his sophomore year, making him one of the finalists of the John R. Wooden Award.

Team Milwaukee Bucks Milwaukee Bucks
Position Power Forward
Height / weight 2.08 m / 113 kg
Born Feb 10, 1995
Nationality United States United States
Team History
Milwaukee Bucks Milwaukee Bucks 2020 - present
New York Knicks New York Knicks 2019 - 2020
Chicago Bulls Chicago Bulls 2015 - 2019
Washington Wizards Washington Wizards 2019

NBA Draft and Career

In June 2015, Portis decided to join the NBA Draft and he was selected by the Chicago Bulls. After 2 weeks, he signed a contract with them. He debuted with a 10-point contribution against the Charlotte Hornets, but the Bulls were lost. Perhaps one of the best performances that he had was against the New York Knicks, where he scored 20 points with 11 rebounds.

In February 2019, he was traded to the Washington Wizards and he debuted as a Wizard two days later. He swept off his feet by scoring 30 points against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Current Team

In November 2020, Portis signed with the Milwaukee Bucks. Due to the Covid-19 restriction, his debut came in late by April 2021, with only 10 points with 11 rebounds.

Team History:

  • 2019 - Washington Wizards
  • 2019–2020 - New York Knicks
  • 2020–present - Milwaukee Bucks


  • 2013 Arkansas Mr. Basketball
  • 2013 First-team Parade All-American
  • 2013 SEC All-Freshman Team
  • 2015 SEC Player of the Year
  • 2021 NBA Champion

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