The 2016 recruiting class is going to be vital for the future of the Arkansas basketball program and it's off to a great start with the commitment of Junior College All-American Daryl Macon. Macon took an unofficial visit to Arkansas this week and is pulling the trigger for the Hogs.
Macon was a prolific scorer as a freshman at Holmes, scoring 23 points per game, including 36.9% from three and 88.5% from the free throw line. He's chosen the Razorbacks over offers from Ole Miss, Memphis, Mississippi State and others while several other schools have been showing interest.
Macon is a 6'3" shooting guard originally from Little Rock, where he attended Parkview. He's been at Holmes Community College in Mississippi since then, and will be a junior when he arrives on campus in the fall of 2016, the same class as Anton Beard and Trey Thompson. A backcourt of Macon, Beard, and Jimmy Whitt is enticing, and Arkansas is certainly still on some guards for more spots in the 2016 class, most obviously Malik Monk.
Here's a nice interview Macon did with Richard Davenport this spring, just before he was offered by Arkansas.
The Razorbacks also hosted 4* power forward Tyler Cook over the weekend. He's listed the Hogs as a finalist along with Florida, Iowa, Missouri, Iowa State, and Virginia.