KK Robinson gave the Hog faithful another reason to be thankful when he made his decision to stay at home on Thanksgiving. In a touching tribute to his family, Robinson announced his decision to attend the University of Arkansas:
This brings Arkansas’ class up to number 5 in the country. What makes that even better is the fact that Musselman’s four commits (all four stars and ESPN Top 100 prospects) came from Arkansas. For years you’ve heard coaches say, “We’re going to wall off this state and keep our best prospects home.” Eric Musselman seems prepared to actually follow through on that promise.
An unbelievably solid class of Davonte Davis, KK Robinson, Jaylin Williams, and Moses Moody, as well as a large number of returning core players should see the Hogs make some noise in 2020 and beyond. That ignores the possibility of Arizona prospect Kyree Walker committing, though I haven’t heard much about him in a while. 247 Sports still has us as “Warm” for him, and given what Musselman’s been able to pull off, I can see a universe where we get him.
This should make Hog fans everywhere feel hopeful, as Eric Musselman has immediately hit the ground running on and off the court. The boys on campus are off to a 6-0 start, and Muss went 4-0 in keeping Top 100 prospects in Arkansas. If that continues to sustain, I like our chances to be challenging for Sweet Sixteens, Elite Eights, and Final Fours again.
Welcome home, KK!