Hunter Mickelson Transferring From Razorback Basketball Team

Beth Hall-USA TODAY Sports

After two seasons of struggling to find his role in the Razorbacks rotation, the Flying Giraffe is leaving Arkansas.

Hunter Mickelson is transferring from Arkansas, according to several media outlets.

The 6-foot-10 sophomore forward will finish his academic semester at Arkansas before leaving Fayetteville.

Mickelson averaged 5.5 points and 3.5 rebounds per game last season, while his starting role was taken over by Coty Clarke in the Alabama game. He averaged 7 ppg over the first 22 games (5 times scoring in double digits), but averaged 1.8 points over the final 10 contests, scoring more than two points only twice.

Mickelson set an Arkansas record for blocks as a freshman in the 2012 season, but rarely seemed truly comfortable in games this year.

There is no official word as to where Mickelson, a former four-star recruit from Jonesboro's Westside High, will transfer, though rumors have it he will head back in the direction of home to Arkansas State.

Mickelson joins B.J. Young and Marshawn Powell as Razorbacks leaving the program. He is the fourth member of Arkansas' highly rated 2011 recruiting class to leave the program.

Hopefully, Bobby Portis and Moses Kingsley can replace Powell and Mickelson in the front court, but it would be nice to have some real stability in the program. Hopefully, Mike Anderson is bringing in classes that will stick around a while.

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