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Hog target makes sizable jump in ESPN rankings
ESPN top 20 prospect Harrison Ingram and Arkansas coach Eric Musselman during Harrison's August visit to Fayetteville.
Arkansas basketball target Harrison Ingram made a sizable jump in ESPN’s updated rankings for the 2021 class.
Ingram, 6-7, 210 pounds, of St. Mark's School of Texas in Dallas, moved from the No. 27 prospect in the nation to No. 19 in Thursday’s updated list while remaining a 4-star recruit. He also improved his position ranking from the No. 5 small forward to No. 3.
ESPN national director of recruiting Paul Biancardi also ranks Ingram the No. 1 junior prospect in Texas. He saw Ingram score 22 points, grab eight rebounds and finish with six assists in 57-44 loss to Prolific Prep of Napa Christian in California on Saturday. Prolific Prep entered the game as USA Today’s No. 5 team nationally.
“Ingram looked very impressive this past weekend,” Baincardi said. “From start to finish, he competed at a high level and kept his team in the game against a ranked opponent.”
Ingram, who made an unofficial visit to Arkansas in August, plans to make a return trip to Fayetteville. He impressed Biancardi with his all-around game.
“His versatility was on full display,” Biancardi said. “He created opportunities for his teammates and hit the glass. He scored from different spots on the floor in a variety of ways.
"He reminds me of a queen on a chess board. He can go in any direction and be a factor."
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