Arkansas hoops pledge Khalil Garland makes official visit this weekend

By: Dudley E. Dawson
Published: Friday, November 4, 2016
Khalil Garland
Khalil Garland

— Arkansas will host the third of its 2017 commits to take an official visit this weekend when Little Rock Parkview guard Khalil Garland (6-6, 190) arrives in Fayetteville late Friday afternoon.

Garland is part of a recruiting class that also includes El Dorado center Daniel Gafford (6-11, 223) and Little Rock Mills small forward Darious Hall (6-7, 210) and is ranked 10th nationally by

He averaged 18 point sand 8 rebounds while leading his team to a Class 6A state title last season.

“I’m looking forward to seeing the last exhibition game tonight for the guys,” Garland said earlier Friday. “I’m ready to see how Bud Walton Arena really rocks and then tomorrow hanging with the guys and the coaches and going to the football game.”

Garland, ranked 55th nationally in the country by ESPN, plans to sign in the Nov. 9-16 early signing period, which begins next Wednesday.

Gafford - ranked 48th nationally and Hall - another four-star just out of the top 100 - plan to do so during that time as well.

“I think that’s the plan,” Garland said.

ESPN likes what Arkansas has coming in 2017 and committed in 2018, where the class is currently ranked No. 1 overall.

“Hall is long and athletic and can fill a variety of roles in the frontcourt,” writes “… Gafford is a talented center who crashes the offensive glass effectively and finishes around the rim, while Garland is a former Memphis commit who will bring athleticism and aggressiveness to Arkansas.

“While also getting their work done early in 2017, the Razorbacks are off to an unbelievable start in their 2018 class. ESPN 60 forwards Reggie Perry and Ethan Henderson are already committed, as is four-star point guard Isaiah Joe and (four-star) guard Desi Sills.”


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