Matt Jones is the online sports editor for the Arkansas-Democrat-Gazette and Northwest Arkansas Newspapers.
Report: Abron to leave Arkansas
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/WILLIAM MOORE -- Arkansas' Devonta Abron works against Southeastern Louisiana State's Elgin Bailey Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011 at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville.
LITTLE ROCK Forward Devonta Abron will transfer from Arkansas, CBSSports.com reported Tuesday.
Abron, who just completed his freshman year with the Razorbacks, wants to transfer to a school closer to his hometown outside Dallas, according to the report.
The report stated Abron hoped to receive a NCAA waiver for immediate eligibility at his new school based on health issues in his family.
Abron averaged 5.7 points and 4.2 rebounds while playing in all 32 games for the Razorbacks last season. He started 22 times.
As a senior at Seagoville High School, Abron was named a Parade third-team all-American.