Matt Jones is the online sports editor for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and Northwest Arkansas Newspapers.
Wagner transferring from Arkansas
Arkansas guard Dee Wagner drives to the hoop in the second half of a game Wednesday, March 5 against Ole Miss at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville.
FAYETTEVILLE Guard Dee Wagner will transfer from Arkansas, the school announced Tuesday.
Wagner played in only eight games as a sophomore, averaging 1.1 points in 4.6 minutes per game played. The Alexandria, La. native had played in 20 games a freshman.
Transfers Since 2011
Rotnei Clarke (Butler)
Glenn Bryant (Eastern Michigan)
Jeff Peterson (Florida State)
Devonta Abron (TCU)
Julysses Nobles (Jackson State)
Hunter Mickelson (Kansas)
Dee Wagner (Undecided)
“I can’t thank Coach (Mike) Anderson, the entire coaching staff, my teammates and Razorback fans enough for all the support over the last two years,” Wagner said. “Things didn’t work out the way I had planned, but I’ve enjoyed my two years at Arkansas and am grateful for the opportunity.”
His departure gives the Razorbacks a third roster spot to fill this off-season. Arkansas signed three players in November but will graduate five seniors in addition to Wagner's departure. Departing seniors Fred Gulley and Kikko Haydar were walk-ons.
Wagner is the seventh player to transfer from the Razorbacks program since Mike Anderson was hired in April 2011. Wagner is the first of the seven during that time that didn't sign for former Arkansas coach John Pelphrey.
“Dee has been the model student-athlete over his two years with our program,” Anderson said. “We wish him the best of luck in his future on the court and in life. He’ll always be a member of our Razorback family.”