How recent Arkansas transfers have fared

By: Scottie Bordelon
Published: Wednesday, April 4, 2018
SMU guard Jimmy Whitt (31) handles the ball during an NCAA college basketball game against Houston on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
SMU guard Jimmy Whitt (31) handles the ball during an NCAA college basketball game against Houston on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Freshman Darious Hall and sophomore C.J. Jones will transfer from the Arkansas basketball program, Mike Anderson announced Wednesday. Both were granted a full release with no restrictions.

Anderson has seen roster turnover either before or after each season since arriving at Arkansas for the 2011-12 campaign. Including Hall and Jones, 13 players have transferred out of the program, although it should be noted that five of the 13 were signed by John Pelphrey.

Seven players, including redshirt sophomore-to-be Jalen Harris, have transferred in under Anderson.

Here is a look at how previous transfers performed after leaving or arriving at Arkansas:

Rotnei Clarke — Averaged a career-high 16.9 points per game and set a single-season program record for 3-pointers made in a season with 115 on 41 percent shooting in one season with Butler. The Bulldogs peaked in the polls at No. 9 during the 2012-13 season. Clarke averaged 14.2 points and shot 42 percent from 3-point range in three seasons at Arkansas.

Glenn Bryant — Averaged a career-high 10.6 points and 4.5 rebounds in his first season at Eastern Michigan in 2012-13, starting 30 of 34 games. Bryant averaged 9.9 points per game in his two seasons with the Eagles. His best season at Arkansas came in 2010-11 when he scored 4.1 points and grabbed 3.0 rebounds per game.

Devonta Abron — Averaged a career-best 7.4 points and 5.9 rebounds in his first season at TCU in 2012-13. Abron started 20 games over his three seasons with the Horned Frogs after starting 22 in his lone year with Arkansas.

Julysses Nobles — Led Jackson State in scoring and assists at 15.7 points and 3.6 assists in his lone season in the SWAC. Nobles never averaged more than nine points per game in three seasons at Arkansas, topping out at 8.7 in 2011-12 as a junior.

Hunter Mickelson — Averaged 2.4 points and 2.1 rebounds in 45 games played at Kansas over two seasons. Mickelson played in 26 games his senior season and started 11. At Arkansas, Mickelson started 25 of 64 games and averaged 5.3 points and 3.5 rebounds on Anderson’s first two teams.

Jacorey Williams — Averaged 17.3 points and 7.3 rebounds per game in his lone season at Middle Tennessee State, and was named the 2017 Conference USA Player of the Year. The Blue Raiders made it to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Williams averaged 3.8 points and 2.3 rebounds in three seasons at Arkansas. Anderson removed Williams from the program after his junior season for multiple off-court legal issues.

Nick Weiler-Babb — Averaged a career-best 11.3 points per game at Iowa State in 2017-18. He only played in 22 games - starting 20 - due to injury. Weiler-Babb became a well-rounded player in Ames, averaging 6.8 assists and 7.0 rebounds per game this season. He added 4.0 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 2016-17 with the Cyclones.

Jimmy Whitt — Averaged 10.5 points 5.2 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game in 33 games at SMU this season after sitting out his transfer year. Whitt averaged 6.1 points and grabbed 1.7 rebounds in 32 games - 10 starts - at Arkansas in 2015-16.

Lorenzo Jenkins — Averaged 3.6 points and 2.1 rebounds in 31 games - 1 start - at Colorado State this season, playing 13.6 minutes per game. Jenkins scored three points in one game in his Razorbacks career.

Brachen Hazen — Sat out the 2017-18 season after transferring to Ball State.

Transferred in to Arkansas

Fred Gulley — Averaged 2.1 points and 2.4 rebounds in three seasons at Oklahoma State, starting 29 of 70 games he played in. Gulley, a Fayetteville High graduate, started in 41 of 55 games at Arkansas and averaged 3.0 points, 1.6 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game. Gulley finished his Razorbacks career as a regular in the starting lineup and a 35 percent 3-point shooter his final season.

Alandise Harris — The Little Rock native averaged 8.3 points and 3.3 rebounds in two seasons at Arkansas after pouring in 11.5 points and grabbing 5.9 rebounds per game at Houston prior to transferring. Harris started 30 of 68 games he played in with the Razorbacks and shot 47 percent from the floor. Harris was a key member of Arkansas’ NIT team of 2013-14 and NCAA Tournament team the following year.

Keaton Miles — Averaged a career-best 2.9 points and 2.8 rebounds in his senior season with the Razorbacks in 2015-16. Miles started in 24 of 48 games at Arkansas, including 24 of 32 in his final season. Miles never really panned out after transferring from West Virginia, playing 11 minutes per game on average. He never scored more than 100 points in any season.

Dusty Hannahs — Averaged 15.4 points per game in two seasons playing for his home state team. Hannahs poured in a career-best 16.5 points in his junior season on 43.3 percent from 3-point range and 14.4 on 39 percent from deep his final season. At Texas Tech, Hannahs started in 27 of 63 games played and averaged 7.3 points on 39 percent shooting. Hannahs finished his Arkansas career as one of the program’s best scorers.

Willy Kouassi — Averaged 2.0 points and 1.9 rebounds in 31 games - 2 starts - at Arkansas during his final season. Kouassi began his career at Auburn before transferring to Kennesaw State, where he averaged 4.6 points and 4.6 rebounds in 58 games over two seasons. He played just 8.2 minutes per game in his lone season with the Razorbacks, second lowest on the team.

Dustin Thomas — Averaged 5.2 points and 4.1 rebounds in just under two seasons with the Razorbacks. Thomas was dismissed from the team prior to the 2018 SEC Tournament due to a violation of team rules. He scored a career-best 5.3 points and grabbed 3.8 rebounds in his junior season, which saw him start in 27 of 36 games. His best scoring outing came in Arkansas’ NCAA Tournament win over Seton Hall in 2017. Thomas averaged 5.0 points and 4.1 rebounds as a senior in 26 games - 17 starts - before his dismissal. In two seasons at Colorado, Thomas was a 4.0 point-per-game scorer in 67 games.

Jalen Harris — Averaged 4.5 points and 2.3 assists in his freshman season at New Mexico prior to transferring to Arkansas. Harris started 18 of 31 games played with the Lobos in 2016-17 and shot 44 percent from the floor.


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