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Arkansas’ Dunning entering transfer portal

By: Richard Davenport Richard Davenport's Twitter account
Published: Friday, April 14, 2023
Arkansas guard Barry Dunning (12) is defended by Ricky Council (1) during a practice in Fayetteville.
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Arkansas guard Barry Dunning (12) is defended by Ricky Council (1) during a practice in Fayetteville.

Arkansas freshman forward Barry Dunning is entering the NCAA transfer portal. 

Dunning, 6-6 and 195 pounds, played in 16 games and averaged 3.2 minutes per contest. He scored 5 points and had 3 rebounds and 2 steals, and started a Nov. 28 game against Troy.

He played a season-high 7 minutes, 52 seconds in a win over San Diego State at the Maui Invitational. 

ESPN rated him a 4-star recruit, the No. 21 small forward and No. 74 overall prospect in the nation for in the 2022 class. He was two-time Gatorade Alabama Player of the Year as a junior and senior McGill-Toolen Catholic in Mobile.

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He is the second Razorback to enter the portal this offseason, along with center Makhel Mitchell.

Arkansas has four transfers – Keyon Menifield, Tramon Mark, Khalif Battle, Jeremiah Davenport – committed and is actively recruiting others. 

The Razorbacks have 13 spots accounted for with forwards Jalen Graham and Trevon Brazile, and guards Joseph Pinion and Derrian Ford having stated plans to return. Teams are permitted to have 13 players on scholarship. 

Arkansas has two high school signees in point guard Layden Blocker and center Baye Fall.

Guard Davonte Davis had declared for the NBA Draft while maintaining the option to return to the Razorbacks. Forward Jordan Walsh hasn’t announced if he’ll return or enter the NBA Draft.

Should one or both leave, that would open up additional scholarships. 

Freshman guards Anthony Black and Nick Smith have declared for the NBA Draft and are projected to go No. 7 and No. 11 overall on June 22, according to Ricky Council also declared for the draft and is a projected second-round pick by various outlets.


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