Garland to serve as student assistant

By: Scottie Bordelon
Published: Thursday, June 20, 2019
Arkansas guard Khalil Garland goes through practice Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2017, in Fayetteville.
Photo by J.T. Wampler
Arkansas guard Khalil Garland goes through practice Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2017, in Fayetteville.

FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas guard Khalil Garland, who has not played in two seasons since joining the Razorbacks, will serve as a student assistant with the men's basketball team next season.

Garland is still not medically cleared to play from an unspecified medical condition, according to a team spokesperson. He will remain on scholarship, but will not count against the team's 13 scholarship limit.

"Khalil’s a great kid," Musselman said of Garland in an interview with WholeHogSports on May 16. "He’s been like another coach for us both off the floor and in the locker room."

Rated the No. 2 player in Arkansas and the No. 58 player nationally in the class of 2017 by ESPN out of Parkview in Little Rock, Garland redshirted his initial season on campus because of a medical issue that arose when he went through his physical shortly after arriving in Fayetteville.

On Oct. 1, 2018, at the team's media day, former Razorbacks coach Mike Anderson announced Garland still hadn't been medically cleared to play after recently undergoing "a thorough battery of tests."

That statement came a couple of months after Anderson, at his charity golf tournament in Rogers, said he remained "very hopeful" that Garland would be cleared to practice.

Garland averaged 12.9 points, 3.7 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.6 steals as a senior at Parkview. He was rated a four-star recruit by ESPN.

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