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Basketball virtual tour goes well
Arkansas coach Eric Musselman looks toward the playing floor in the Razorbacks' game against Mississippi State at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville on February 15, 2020.
Arkansas basketball Coach Eric Musselman and assistant Clay Moser hosted ESPN 4-star power forward DaRon Holmes II for a virtual tour on Tuesday.
Holmes came away impressed with Walton Arena.
“It was great, I got to see the gym and it was pretty cool,” Holmes said. “It seems like it can get loud in there.”
Holmes, 6-9, 205 pounds, of Goodyear (Ariz.) Millennium received a scholarship offer from the Hogs on April 30. He also has offers from UCLA, Virginia, Arizona State, Arizona, Ole Miss, Southern Cal, Texas Tech and others.
ESPN rates him the No. 10 power forward and the No. 50 overall prospect in the nation for the 2021 class. Moser and Musselman hit on several things during the tour.
“[Moser] showed me around the locker rooms and they talked to me about how they really focus on developing their players and how there’s always one of the coaches there to help out a player if they need they talk to me about individual skill development,” Holmes said. “Coach Musselman showed me the jerseys and what they wear on game days and also showed me how they change their jerseys depending on certain events which I thought was really cool.”
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