clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

The Portal And The Importer, Week of April 2

New, 1 comment
Texas Tech v Arkansas Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images

Arkansas Head Coach Eric Musselman has been deemed “The Importer” by Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports. Rothstein is known for his tweets that almost seemed scheduled after an Arkansas win.

The Arkansas staff contacted 75 transfers last recruiting cycle and that’s just the ones that were reported. We know that this is one of Musselman’s strengths. He’s a wizard in the portal.

Each week I will update this with the new contacts Arkansas has made in the portal. Plus, updates on commitments and cut lists.

Something to remember about the transfer portal. Just because Arkansas has contacted a player doesn’t mean they are a top priority. If there’s anything we have learned about this staff it is that they are thorough. It is realistic to think that they have a list of their top priorities and then backups.

Another thing to remember is just because Arkansas makes a cut list for a recruit means they would take them. Recruits often add top programs to their cut lists for notoriety.

Committed to Arkansas

Au’Diese Toney – Pittsburgh
6-6, 210
14.4 points, 5.9 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.4 steals, 46.4% FG%, and 34.0% 3P%.

Arkansas Makes Cut List

Cam Holden – UT-Martin
6-5, 200
14.9 points and 8.3 rebounds.

Arkansas has made Holden’s top 6 along with Cincinnati, New Orleans, Towson, USF, and Wichita St.

Marvin Johnson – Eastern Illinois
6-6, 190
15.3 points, 5.2 rebounds, 4.7 assists, 1.9 steals, 45.5% FG%

Arkansas has made Johnson’s top 4 along with Drake, Mississippi St., and New Mexico St.

Myreon Jones – Penn St.
6-3, 180
15.3 points, 2.7 rebounds, 2.0 assists, and 39.5% 3P%

Arkansas has made Jones’ top 4 along with Florida, LSU, and Ole Miss. He’s expected to commit “by early next week.”

Fatts Russell – Rhode Island
5-11, 165
14.7 points, 4.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists

Arkansas has made Russell’s top 13 along with Arizona St., Auburn, Gonzaga, Maryland, Michigan, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oregon, Penn St., Texas, Texas Tech, and UCLA.

Arkansas Contacted

Christian Bishop – Creighton
6-7, 220
11.0 points, 6.4 rebounds, 1.0 blocks, and 68.1% FG%.

David Collins – South Florida
6-4, 220
11.3 points, 3.5 rebounds, 3.4 assists, and 37.2% 3P%.

Antonio Daye Jr. – Florida International
6-1, 188
17.1 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 4.7 rebounds.

C.J. Felder – Boston College
6-7, 230
9.7 points, 5.9 rebounds, and 2.2 blocks.

Phlandrous Fleming – Charleston Southern
6-4, 210
20.1 points, 7.1 rebounds, 2.3 assists, and 1.8 steals.

Parker Fox – Northern St.(D2)
6-8, 210
22.3 points, 9.9 rebounds, and 3.5 blocks.

Jayden Gardner – East Carolina
6-8, 210
18.3 points and 8.3 rebounds.

Myron Gordon – Samford
6-3, 180
15.6 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 46.6% FG%.

Noah Gurley – Furman
6-8, 210
15.4 points, 5.8 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and 33.9% FG%.

Marreon Jackson – Toledo
6-1, 200
18.1 points, 6.1 rebounds, and 5.9 assists.

Noah Locke – Florida
6-3, 203
10.6 points and 40.4% 3P%.

Seth Lundy – Penn St.
6-6, 219
10.1 points and 4.2 rebounds.

Xavier Pinson – Missouri
6-2, 170
13.6 points and 2.6 assists

Justin Powell – Auburn
6-6, 205
11.7 points, 6.1 rebounds, 4.7 assists, and 44.2% 3P%.

Marlon Ruffin – Omaha
6-5, 195
13.1 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 38.3% 3P%

Stanley Umude – South Dakota
6-6, 210
21.5 points, 7.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists, and 35.5% 3P%.

Davion Warren – Hampton
6-6, 210
21.2 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 3.0 assists.

Donavan Williams – Texas
6-6, 190
3.3 points

Alexis Yetna – South Florida
6-8, 234
9.5 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 31.5% 3P%.

Eliminated Arkansas

Paul Atkinson – Yale à Notre Dame

Jamison Battle – George Washington à Minnesota

A.J. Bramah - Robert Morris à Arizona St.

Izaiah Brockington – Elected to stay at Penn St.

Nimari Burnett – Texas Tech à Down to 7 schools

Matt Cross – Miami à Louisville

Danilo Djuricic – Harvard à Santa Clara

Greg Gantt Jr. – Providence à North Carolina St.

Jamir Harris – American à Seton Hall

Zep Jasper – College of Charleston à Auburn

Charles Manning Jr. – LSU à South Alabama

Caleb Mills – Houston à Florida St.

Sean Rhea – Texas-Rio Grande Valley à Cal Poly

Stef Smith – Vermont à St. John’s

Parker Stewart – UT-Martin à Indiana

Kevion Taylor – Winona St.(D2) à Valparaiso

Jase Townsend – Denver à San Diego

Tyson Walker – Northeastern à Michigan St.