Thursday was a big disappointment for Razorback basketball fans, but the day does end with a ray of light toward the future with the commitment of juco point guard Jabril Durham.
The Razorbacks are losing four guards to graduation after this season, so the need for immediate backcourt help definitely strong. The Hogs signed two guards out of high school in Anton Beard and Nick Babb, but a player with juco experience like Durham could help with the learning curve, as well as staggering the ages on the roster more effectively.
Durham also held offers from Oklahoma State, Auburn, and Marquette.
This past season, Durham shot 50.1% from the field, including 44.1% from three point range. He nearly had an even 2:1 assist/turnover ratio and was among the juco national leaders in both categories. He also collected 75 steals in his 30 games while averaging 26.1 points per 40 minutes.
He has two years of eligibility remaining, so he’d join Michael Qualls, Anthlon Bell, and Jacorey Williams as juniors next season.
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