Another Hometown Hero: Bobby Portis

By Arkansas Next on Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Nick Monroe of the Milwaukee Bucks

Bobby Portis
Job title: Professional Basketball Player and 2021 NBA Champion
Age: 28 | High School: Hall High School | College: University of Arkansas

Bobby Portis, a Hall High School grad and former Arkansas Razorback, also went on to greatness. The NBA great has played for the Chicago Bulls, Washington Wizards, New York Knicks and Milwaukee Bucks. Bobby recently won it all with his Bucks teammates in the 2021 NBA Championship. 

This success has fueled his desire to give back to his home state, which is why he started the Bobby Portis Foundation—its mission to aid single mothers in Arkansas. Growing up with a single mother, Portis understands first-hand the importance of empowering and providing these women great resources and programs. Portis visits Arkansas frequently to give back through this incredible organization.

Nick Monroe of the Milwaukee Bucks

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