Scottie Bordelon is a reporter for WholeHogSports.com. A graduate of the University of Arkansas, Bordelon previously covered high school sports for the Times Record in Fort Smith and the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in Springdale. He is a member of the U.S. Basketball Writers Association and Football Writers Association of America and voter for the Biletnikoff Award.
Razorbacks release 2020-21 basketball roster
Jacksonville point guard Davonte Davis, who has signed to play at Arkansas, averaged 21 points, 10 rebounds, 8 assists and 3 steals per game this season. He also had seven triple-doubles.
FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas has posted its 2020-21 basketball roster, unveiling the jersey numbers the program’s newcomers will wear this upcoming season, as well as heights and weights.
Moses Moody, the highest-rated player in Arkansas’ 2020 recruiting class, according to ESPN, will wear No. 5 and is listed at a solid 6-6, 205 pounds. Razorbacks coach Eric Musselman believes Moody, an Arkansas native who played at Montverde Academy in Florida, is an underrated rebounder on both ends of the floor and a solid finisher at the rim.
Khalen Robinson, who played his high school basketball at Bryant prior to transferring to Oak Hill Academy, will wear No. 12. He checks in at 6-0, 175 pounds. This spring, Musselman commended Robinson for his unselfish personality, court vision and on-ball pressure defensively.
Davonte Davis, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette All-Arkansas Preps Male Athlete of the Year for the 2019-20 school year, is listed at 6-4, 180 pounds. Davis, who will wear No. 4, recently wrote in a post on his Instagram account that he is up to 184 pounds.
Jaylin Williams, a standout forward from Fort Smith Northside, will wear No. 20 and is listed at 6-10, 245 pounds. He is the second tallest and second heaviest player on the roster.
A transfer from California who sat out the 2019-20 season, Connor Vanover will wear No. 23 for the Razorbacks. According to the updated roster, Vanover is listed at 7-3, 247 pounds — up 17 pounds from last season.
JD Notae, who will wear No. 10, is up 10 pounds to 6-1, 195 pounds. He sat out last season after transferring from Jacksonville.
Indiana graduate transfer Justin Smith and New Mexico graduate transfer Vance Jackson are listed at 6-7, 230 and 6-9, 238, respectively. Smith, No. 3 with the Hoosiers, will wear No. 0 and Jackson will sport No. 2 as he did with the Lobos.
Northern Kentucky grad transfer Jalen Tate will wear No. 11. He is listed at 175 pounds, up five pounds since his final season with the Norse.
Desi Sills, a junior guard from Jonesboro, is listed above 200 pounds on the updated roster, up six pounds from last season to 202. Stetson transfer Abayomi Iyiola is listed at 6-8, 230 pounds, up 20 pounds over 2019-20.
Including Isaiah Joe, the Razorbacks have their full allotment of 13 scholarship players, plus walk-ons Emeka Obukwelu and Bryson Morehead. Joe has declared for the NBA Draft, but could still take his name out of the draft and return to the team.
2020-21 Arkansas basketball roster
0 Justin Smith — F, Gr. Sr., 6-7, 230
1 Isaiah Joe — G, Jr., 6-5, 180
2 Vance Jackson — F, Gr. Sr., 6-9, 238
3 Desi Sills — G, Jr., 6-1, 202
4 Davonte Davis — G, Fr., 6-4, 180
5 Moses Moody — G, Fr., 6-6, 205
10 JD Notae — G, R-Jr., 6-1, 195
11 Jalen Tate — G, Gr. Sr., 6-6, 175
12 Khalen Robinson — G, Fr., 6-0, 175
13 Emeka Obukwelu — F, Sr., 6-8, 235
20 Jaylin Williams — F, Fr., 6-10, 245
22 Abayomi Iyiola — F, R-Jr., 6-8, 230
23 Connor Vanover — F, R-So., 7-3, 247
24 Ethan Henderson — F, Jr., 6-8, 210
33 Bryson Morehead — F, Fr., 6-8, 160
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