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The Portal and The Importer - Week of May 21

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NCAA Basketball: Wichita State at Memphis Justin Ford-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.

As of May 21, we know of 73 different transfers that Arkansas has contacted. That number is likely higher. Musselman and his staff are extremely thorough.

New Contacts

Yor Anei – SMU
Trey Wade – Wichita St.
Greg Lee – Western Michigan

Updated Commitments and Cut Lists

Sardaar Calhoun committed to Texas Tech.
Quincy Guerrier committed to Oregon.
Marlon Ruffin committed to Portland St.
Te’Jon Lucas committed to BYU.
Alondes Williams commited to Wake Forest.

Committed to Arkansas

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

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

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

Yor Anei – SMU
6-10, 235
6.8 points, 2.2 rebounds, and 2.2 blocks.

Marcus Bagley – Arizona St.
6-8, 215
10.8 points, 6.2 rebounds, and 34.7% 3P%

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

Greg Lee – Western Michigan
6-9, 210
13.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 43.8% 3P%.

Brandon Mahan – UCF
6-5, 200
12.3 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 43.8 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

Trey Wade – Wichita St.
6-6, 221
6.7 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 31.1# 3P%.

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

Christopher Bishop – Creighton —> Texas

Rasir Bolton – Iowa St. —> Gonzaga

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

Izaiah Brockington – Penn St. —> Iowa St.

Nimari Burnett – Texas Tech —> Alabama

Sardaar Calhoun – Florida St. —> Texas Tech

David Collins – USF —> Clemson

Matt Cross – Miami —> Louisville

Antonio Daye Jr. – Florida International —> Fordham

Ronnie DeGray – UMASS —> Missouri

Dylan Disu – Vanderbilt —> Texas

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

Myron Gordon – Samford —> Bowling Green

Ty Gordon – Elected to stay at Nicholls St.

Tanner Groves – Eastern Washington —> Oklahoma

Quincy Guerrier – Syracuse —> Oregon

Noah Gurley – Furman —> Alabama

Jordan Hall – St. Joseph’s —> Texas A&M

De’Vion Harmon – Oklahoma —> Oregon

Jamir Harris – American —> Seton Hall

Cam Holden – UT-Martin —> Towson

Marreon Jackson – Toledo —> Arizona St.

Zep Jasper – College of Charleston —> Auburn

DaVante Jones – Coastal Carolina —> Michigan

Myreon Jones – Penn St. —> Florida

Chandler Lawson – Oregon —> Memphis

Noah Locke – Florida —> Louisville

Te’Jon Lucas – Milwaukee —> BYU

Seth Lundy – Elected to stay at Penn St.

Dusan Mahorcic – Illinois St. —> Down to 6 schools

Brady Manek – Oklahoma —> North Carolina

Charles Manning Jr. – LSU —> South Alabama

Caleb Mills – Houston —> Florida St.

Damari Monsanto – East Tennessee St. —> Wake Forest

Taze Moore – Cal State-Bakersfield —> Houston

Zach Nutall – Sam Houston St. —> SMU

Ody Oguama – Wake Forest —> Cincinnati

Xavier Pinson – Missouri —> LSU

Justin Powell – Auburn —> Tennessee

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

Marlon Ruffin – Omaha —> Portland St.

Fatts Russell – Rhode Island —> Maryland

Stef Smith – Vermont —> St. John’s

Parker Stewart – UT-Martin —> Indiana

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

Taryn Todd – TCU —> New Mexico

Jase Townsend – Denver —> San Diego

Tyson Walker – Northeastern —> Michigan St.

Davion Warren – Hampton —> Texas Tech

Alondes Williams – Oklahoma —> Wake Forest

Donavan Williams – Texas —> UNLV

Alexis Yetna – South Florida —> Seton Hall