Nick Babb is ending his career as a Razorback after one season, opting to transfer elsewhere after this semester as per a release from UA.
Babb is a 6'5" guard who played sparingly this season for Arkansas, but showed glimpses of potential, particularly in the Georgia game during the SEC Tournament. Both teams were lethargic and unable to pull away from each other. Mike Anderson put Babb in the game and he quickly scored five big points to push Arkansas out to something of a comfortable lead and the Hogs were ultimately able to claim the victory.
He played in 12 minutes that game but only six against Kentucky and he did not see the court in the NCAA Tournament. For the season, Babb played in 26 games, scored 19 points, and brought down 20 rebounds. He hasn't announced where he's going to transfer.
For the Razorbacks, this opens up a scholarship for the spring signing period. Arkansas has reportedly offered 6'9" power forward Kyle Alexander as well as 6'7" small forward Dikembe Dixson. It was thought by some that those might be conditional offers based on the decisions of Bobby Portis and Michael Qualls, but Babb leaving, there will definitely be one spot available even if Portis and Qualls both come back.
Also in basketball recruiting news for the class of 2016, Arkansas yesterday offered 6'3" shooting guard Daryl Macon out of Holmes Community College in Mississippi, although he's a Little Rock native who went to Parkview. Macon was just named a Junior College All-American after averaging 23 points per game in his first season.
The Razorbacks are also reportedly going to host shooting guard Terrance Ferguson on an unofficial visit in the near future. He's considered a top 10 overall prospect in the 2016 class.