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Transfer Point Guard Commits To Arkansas

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: JAN 12 Pitt at Miami Photo by Samuel Lewis/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Former Miami (FL) point guard Chris Lykes has committed to Arkansas over the USC Trojans. The Importer strikes again!

Lykes was a consensus top 100 recruit coming out of high school when he chose to play in the ACC at Miami.

The Mitchellville, Maryland native is small in stature, 5-7 and 160, but plays with a ton of heart. The saying goes, “heart over height!”

Lykes was slated to be a 3 year starter before having a season-ending ankle injury limited him to just the first 2 games of the 2020-21 season.

He finishes his career at Miami starting in 68 of 92 games while averaging 13.7 points, 2.7 assists, and 2.0 steals. Lykes can really light it up from deep. He’s a 34.7% shooter from beyond the arc for his career, but shot 38.1% in his last full season.

Career highs:

Points: 28
Assists: 9
Steals: 5
3PM: 6

The guy is a scorer! He has tallied 8 or more points in 79 of his 92 career games.

As of now, Lykes will most likely be the starting point guard for this Arkansas team. He will bring a burst offensively and is better defensively than most would think. We’ve seen undersized guard work in the SEC before. Players like LSU’s Tremont Waters, Auburn’s Jared Harper, and Arkansas’ own Courtney Fortson were all under 6 feet tall.

I’m excited to see him in action this fall!