After much thought throughout this process, I have decided to transfer to the University of Arkansas and become a Razorback! #WPS— Dusty Hannahs (@D_Hannahs) April 10, 2014
DeQuavious Wagner's scholarship spot didn't stay open for long.
Little Rock native and former Texas Tech Red Raider Dusty Hannahs is transferring to the Razorbacks.
Hannahs is a 6'4" 210 lb shooting guard with two years of eligibility remaining. He's a Little Rock native who played on the same AAU team as Rashad Madden.
He averaged 7.7 points per game at Texas Tech this season, making 36.9% of his three-point shots, 39% of his two point shots, and 92.3% of his free throws.
Hannahs is known primarily as a three point specialist, and peaked this season against West Virginia, making seven threes and scoring 25 points. He began the season as a starter for Tech, and played well in the first half or so of conference play, but he began to fade toward the end of the season. In the Red Raiders' last five games he was just 1-for-9 on threes. His minutes also dropped during that time, but in the first 13 conference games, he averaged 10.5 points per game.
That's the version of Hannahs Arkansas is obviously hoping they're getting. The Razorbacks do desperately need somebody who can reliably knock down shots. It will be important to see if Hannahs can further develop other aspects of his game. He's not as much known for his defense or rebounding. Here's hoping his late season fade was an indication that he was unhappy in Lubbock and the move to Fayetteville will reignite him at his best.
Most likely, Hannahs will have to sit out a year. Arkansas will likely apply for a waiver for immediate eligibility as they did with Alandise Harris when he transferred in from Houston. Since Hannahs is also from Little Rock, perhaps they can claim there's a relative he needs to be closer to. It didn't work with Harris, but if there's one thing we know about the NCAA, it's that precedent isn't worth a dang.
Another question that remains is if Arkansas is done recruiting this season. There was a report that the Hogs were a finalist for juco forward Shane Henry, but with Hannahs on board, if he comes to Arkansas, another scholarship player would have to leave.
But as of now, Arkansas' roster is full for the 2014-15 season.