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The Portal and The Importer

NCAA Basketball: Iowa State at Oklahoma Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports

The Portal And The Importer

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.

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 is 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.

New Contacts

De’Vion Harmon – Oklahoma

Bryson Williams – UTEP

Meikkel Murray – Central Michigan

Alondes Williams – Oklahoma

DeVonte Jones – Coastal Carolina

Jaxson Robinson – Texas A&M

Dylan Disu – Vanderbilt

Updated Commitments and Cut Lists

Tanner Groves committed to Oklahoma.

Christopher Bishop committed to Texas.

David Collins committed to Clemson.

Izaiah Brockington entered the portal, returned to Penn St., and now has re-entered the portal.

Committed to Arkansas

Chris Lykes – Miami (FL)
5-7, 160
15.4 points, 1.1 steals, and 38.1% 3P%.

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%.

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

Arkansas Makes Cut List

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.

Contacted By Arkansas

Izaiah Brockington – Penn St.
6-4, 200
12.9 points and 4.9 rebounds

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

Dylan Disu – Vanderbilt
6-9, 220
15.0 points, 9.2 rebounds, and 36.9% 3P%

Ty Gordon – Nicholls St.
6-1, 200
14.6 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 3.7 assists

Bryce Hamilton – UNLV
6-4, 205
17.9 points, 6.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists, and 1.3 steals

De’Vion Harmon – Oklahoma
6-1, 198
12.9 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 33.0% 3P%

DeVante Jones – Coastal Carolina
6-1, 200
19.3 points, 7.2 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 2.8 steals, and 36.7% 3P%

Darryl Morsell – Maryland
6-5, 200
9.0 points and 4.0 rebounds

Meikkel Murray – Central Michigan
6-6, 190
15.6 points and 6.1 rebounds

Jaxson Robinson – Texas A&M
6-7, 193
2.1 points and 1.1 rebounds

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

Alondes Williams – Oklahoma
6-5, 201
6.7 points and 2.8 rebounds

Bryson Williams – UTEP
6-8, 228
15.1 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 83.6% FT%

Contacts That Eliminated Arkansas

Paul Atkinson – Yale —> Notre Dame

Jamison Battle – George Washington —> Minnesota

A.J. Bramah - Robert Morris —> Arizona St.

Christopher Bishop – Creighton —> Texas

Izaiah Brockington – Elected to stay at Penn St.

Nimari Burnett – Texas Tech —> Alabama

David Collins – USF —> Clemson

Matt Cross – Miami —> Louisville

Danilo Djuricic – Harvard —> Santa Clara

C.J. Felder – Boston College —> Florida

Plandrous Fleming – Charleston Southern —> Florida

Parker Fox – Northern St.(D2) —> Minnesota

Greg Gantt Jr. – Providence —> North Carolina St.

Jayden Gardner – East Carolina —> Virginia

Tanner Groves – Eastern Washington —> Oklahoma

Noah Gurley – Furman —> Alabama

Jamir Harris – American —> Seton Hall

Cam Holden – UT-Martin —> Towson

Marreon Jackson – Toledo —> Arizona St.

Zep Jasper – College of Charleston —> Auburn

Myreon Jones – Penn St. —> Florida

Chandler Lawson – Oregon —> Memphis

Noah Locke – Florida —> Louisville

Seth Lundy – Elected to stay at Penn St.

Charles Manning Jr. – LSU —> South Alabama

Caleb Mills – Houston —> Florida St.

Damari Monsanto – East Tennessee St. —> Wake Forest

Taze Moore – Cal State-Bakersfield —> Houston

Xavier Pinson – Missouri —> LSU

Justin Powell – Auburn —> Tennessee

Sean Rhea – Texas-Rio Grande Valley —> Cal Poly

Fatts Russell – Rhode Island —> Maryland

Stef Smith – Vermont —> St. John’s

Parker Stewart – UT-Martin —> Indiana

Kevion Taylor – Winona St.(D2) —> Valparaiso

Jase Townsend – Denver —> San Diego

Tyson Walker – Northeastern —> Michigan St.

Davion Warren – Hampton —> Memphis

Donavan Williams – Texas —> UNLV

Alexis Yetna – South Florida —> Seton Hall