Jaxson Robinson commits to BYU

By: Scottie Bordelon Scottie Bordelon's Twitter account
Published: Thursday, June 16, 2022
Arkansas guard Jaxson Robinson goes up for a dunk during a game against Central Arkansas on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021, in Fayetteville.
( Hank Layton, NWA Democrat-Gazette )
Arkansas guard Jaxson Robinson goes up for a dunk during a game against Central Arkansas on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021, in Fayetteville.

FAYETTEVILLE — Former Arkansas guard Jaxson Robinson announced his transfer destination on Thursday.

Robinson, a shooting guard who played in 16 games last season, has committed to BYU, according to a post to his Instagram account. On May 12, he became the fourth Razorback on the 2021-22 roster to announce plans to transfer.

At Arkansas, Robinson averaged 3.4 points, shot 38% from the floor and 32.6% from three-point range. He did not play in 16 of the team's final 21 games, and did not play more than 5 minutes in a game after a 44-point victory over Missouri on Jan. 12.

His best game came in the Razorbacks’ 81-55 win over Elon on Dec. 21. Robinson scored 14 points on 4 of 7 shooting in a starting role.

A native of Ada, Okla., Robinson has at least two seasons of eligibility remaining. He transferred to Arkansas after one season at Texas A&M.

With Robinson’s pledge, each of Arkansas’ spring-time transfers have committed to other programs. Connor Vanover landed at Oral Roberts, Chance Moore at Missouri State and KK Robinson at SEC rival Texas A&M.

BYU, entering Year 4 under Mark Pope, finished the 2021-22 season with a 24-11 record and 9-6 mark in West Coast Conference play. The Cougars advanced to the quarterfinals of the NIT in March.

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