Arkansas Hoops got a bit of a surprise with the news that freshman Jordan Phillips is planning to transfer from the program. The news was first tweeted by Jeff Goodman on twitter.
Arkansas 6-foot-7 freshman wing Jordan Phillips is transferring, source told @WatchStadium.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) January 8, 2019
There’s always roster movement now in college basketball, and with such a big recruiting class brought in, someone was likely to move at some point. Just not in the middle of the season, but it looks the decision was made right before the start of the new semester at Arkansas.
Phillips started the year off rough with a torn meniscus that kept him out of preseason and the first few games. After that he hasn’t been able to find a consistent spot with the team. He’s averaged 5.4 minutes per game, while scoring just 1.4 points per game on 3 of 20 shooting.
He was a three-star recruit coming out of the state of Texas and was the 11th ranked player in the state according to 247Sports. No word on where he might go but the decision to transfer now could potentially mean he would be eligible at the end of the fall semester next season wherever that may be.