Arkansas Razorbacks news from the staff of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
Former UA recruit transferring back to Rutgers
FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2013 file photo, Rutgers' Jerome Seagears, front, is guarded by Connecticut's Ryan Boatright during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Hartford, Conn. Former Rutgers basketball player Seagears has changed his mind about transferring to Auburn. Auburn coach Tony Barbee said in a statement Monday, June 10, 2013, that Seagears told the coaches that he wanted to be closer to his family in Silver Springs, Md. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
FAYETTEVILLE Junior guard Jerome Seagears has returned to Rutgers and will not transfer, as originally planned, according to the Associated Press.
Seagears had transferred to Auburn over Arkansas last month, prompting debate over the significance of the Razorbacks being the only Southeastern Conference school without a practice facility. UA athletics director Jeff Long said shortly following Seagears' transfer to Auburn the Razorbacks "lost another recent recruit" because of the lack of such a facility.
"I believe everything happens for a reason," Seagears said. "I believe this is his plan for me, to return home to my Scarlet Knights. I have experienced a lot of uncertainty over the last several months and I look forward to continuing my college career where it started."
The guard, who has played in 69 career games at Rutgers, will be eligible to play next season for the Scarlet Knights.