Richard Davenport covers recruiting for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. He is the host of Recruiting Thursday, a weekly radio show that airs from 7 to 8 p.m. on 92.1 FM in Fayetteville; 93.7 FM in Little Rock; 95.3 FM in Fort Smith; 96.3 FM in Hot Springs; 104.3 FM in Harrison/Mountain Home; and 106.9 FM in Arkadelphia.
The Recruiting Guy:
Get to know Hogs signee Akol Mawein
Arkansas power forward signee Akol Mawein is a key reason why Navarro College stands at 14-5 for the season.
Mawein, 6-10, 210 pounds, is averaging 12.6 points and 5.4 rebounds while shooting 50.7% from the field, 33.9% from the three and 72.5% at the free throw line for the Bulldogs.
School: Navarro College
Weight: 210 pounds
Vertical: 35 inches
I signed with Arkansas because: Family
I plan to major in: Business studies
Best basketball moment: I dunked on someone during the Sudanese national tournament and I knocked them out.
Favorite video game: Call of Duty
Favorite NBA player: LeBron James
Favorite NBA team: Lakers
Favorite workout music: Gunna or Lil Uzi Vert
Favorite movie: Goodfellas
Must watch TV show: Snowfall
My mom is always on me to: Wash the dishes
My two pet peeves are: Bad smells and bad food
Favorite food: Chicken parmigiana
I will never eat: Brussel sprouts
Your favorite fast food chain and why: Wendy’s 4 for 4 hits different
Favorite junk food: M&M’s
Favorite animal and why: Cane Corso. I’ve always wanted one.
My hidden talent is: I could juggle
My dream date would be: Kylie Jenner
Hobbies: Video games, working out, chilling
The one thing I could not live without is: Basketball
If you were a superhero, what powers would you have: Flight
Role model and why: Lebron because he's the first player I wanted to model my game after.
Three words to describe me: Light-hearted, funny, chill
People would be surprised that I: Am Australian
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