Who's ready for the 2020 Arkansas basketball season?! Yes, it's pretty far away and who knows what the team or the program will look like by then, but the Razorbacks just made their first offer for the 2019 recruiting class to Little Rock point guard Justice Hill. Hill is the son of former Arkansas assistant football coach Fitz Hill, who now is the president of Arkansas Baptist College in Little Rock. Justice is finishing up his 9th grade year as the team's star point guard as well as quarterback for the Little Rock Christian junior varsity football team. He started at cornerback for the varsity squad this year. He's expected to be a pretty high profile recruit, possibly in both sports.
Arkansas' win over Tennessee this weekend was simply dominant. They got off to a fast start and at no point did I feel that lead was in danger. One big reason for that pointed out here was the bench production. Yes, Moses Kingsley coming off the bench inflated their numbers, but even without him the rest of the bench had 27 points. Jimmy Whitt and Anton Beard both reached double figures in the game. For most of the season the team has been reliant on their big thee of Kingsley, Dusty Hannahs and Anthlon Bell. If those two continue to contribute off the bench, the Razorback offense could run much more smoothly.
None of that would even be possible without Moses Kingsley of course, and he is being recognized as a finalist for the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar award. Last year Bobby Portis was a finalist for the inaugural award that was won by Frank Kaminsky. The Hogs are the only school to have a finalist in both of the years the award has existed, which is great, but still probably not enough to call Arkansas "Center U."
All that's left for this recruiting season is breaking down the names that Arkansas has and figuring out who might be making the biggest impact next season. Not surprisingly, McTelvin Agim and Devwah Whaley are the picks from most people. Whaley is most likely to when considering the Alex Collins sized hole left in the depth chart. Agim will have a lot more competition on the defensive line but is by far one of the most talented recruits coming to Fayetteville in a long time, which will be hard to keep off the field.