Posted On: 04/24/21 10:24 PM

To say that Southridge had a tough season in 2019-20 would be an understatement. But instead of jumping ship, senior Jha-Barrie Portis Jha-Barrie Portis 6'1" | CG Southridge | 2021 State OR has stayed the course. The athletic 6-foot-1, 165-pound combo guard is looking forward to his senior season with the Skyhawks, playing back again for a familiar face and hoping to shine and show off the work he’s put in during the off-season to college basketball coaches.

"I’ve just been working on myself," Portis said. "I’ve gained some weight which is good - last year I was 150 (pounds) and now I’m 165. I’ve been working out, working on my jumpshot and working on my handles and my guard game as much as I can, getting ready for this season and hopefully next year also."

Portis - a very active performer who plays hard on both ends of the floor - played a little bit of AAU basketball with Active PCH in November but has mostly tried to find action at parks both locally and in Portland. He wants to continue playing on at the college and has received some interest. Other than some contact from Cal State Maritime, the looks have mainly been from the

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