Arkansas basketball got their fourth commit for the 2018 class in guard Keyshawn Embery. The 6-foot-3 point guard from Oklahoma City is the top ranked player from the state of Oklahoma but will play his senior season at IMG Academy in Florida. 247Sports lists Embery as a 3-star, and is right on the cusp of getting a higher ranking. Rivals already has him as a 4-star and a top-100 player.
This commitment comes a couple of weeks after his official visit to Fayetteville. He chose the Razorbacks over Texas A&M, West Virginia, and Arizona State. He is currently the highest ranked of Arkansas’ four commits and is filling a big need for the Hogs at point guard. With Anton Beard and Jaylen Barford both in their senior seasons, Anderson needed guards in this class. In 2018 the point guard spot will be between Embery and transfer Jalen Harris.
Embery was a prolific scorer last season in Oklahoma, scoring over 26 points per game. Here are are some highlights that show him scoring in a variety of ways.
It looks like he has a solid shot from outside, and can get his shot off the dribble when he wants. His 6-foot-3 frame certainly helps with that against smaller point guards. Between him and Harris it looks like there is a variety of styles that Anderson can throw out there. Embery looks to be an attacking offensive threat, while Harris will be more of a distributing point guard.
Arkansas is now at four commits for the 2018 class, and is looking to add a couple of more with the big senior class leaving after this season. Three of the four are guards so Anderson and staff will most likely focus on some big men to fill the spots Trey Thompson and Dustin Thomas currently have.