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Arkansas basketball with John Calipari: Transfer portal news, 2024 roster, recruits, targets by SEC experts

Arkansas basketball with John Calipari: Transfer portal news, 2024 roster, recruits, targets by SEC experts

The Arkansas Razorbacks missed the NCAA tournament last season and Eric Musselman left to take the head coaching job at USC. As a result, the program acted swiftly to land one of the biggest names in college basketball. John Calipari took Kentucky to four Final Fours and won a championship, but he elected to make the jump to Arkansas after losing to Oakland in the first round of the 2024 NCAA Tournament. Calipari is tasked with replacing the entire Arkansas basketball roster and he’ll have to prove himself once again as one of the nation’s best recruiters now that the college basketball transfer portal is open.

Calipari has already landed some major talents, landing Arkansas basketball commitments from Boogie Fland and Billy Richmond, who are both five stars in the Class of 2024. However, Calipari will need to hit the college basketball transfer portal hard to supplement the Arkansas basketball team with more experience if he looks to hit the ground running in Fayetteville. If you love the Razorbacks, or just want the latest roster updates and college basketball transfer portal news, be sure to see what the proven team of insiders are saying at HawgSports, the 247Sports affiliate that covers Arkansas.

The team of insiders at HawgSports.com are providing up-to-the-minute scoop on the latest intel surrounding the Arkansas basketball coaching transition and roster changes. Launched in 2002, HawgSports has established itself as the top source for insider Arkansas basketball coverage. Trey Biddy, Danny West and Connor Goodson have a combined 30 years of experience covering the Razorbacks professionally. And right now, HawgSports is offering 30% off the first year of an annual subscription*, so now is the time to sign up.

The team at HawgSports has full coverage of who is coming and who is going on the Arkansas basketball roster. Head to HawgSports now to see all the insider info.

Arkansas basketball roster departures  Arkansas lost every player from last year’s roster, with leading scorers Tramon Mark and Khalif Battle both choosing to enter the transfer portal. Mark, who averaged a career-high 16.2 points per game is looking for his third school in three years after transferring to Arkansas from Houston last offseason. Battle is set to make the final stop of his career after averaging 14.8 points in his only season with the Razorbacks.

Third-leading scorer Trevon Brazile declared for the NBA Draft, while fourth-leading scorer Makhi Mitchell used the remainder of his eligibility last year. Other key players from last year’s roster included Keyon Menifield Jr. (portal), Jalen Graham (eligibility), El Ellis (eligibility) and Davonte Davis (portal). The Razorbacks also lost a pair of top-100 2024 recruits in Isaiah Elohim (USC) and Jalen Shelley (uncommitted). Join HawgSports to see the latest on all of Arkansas’ roster changes. 

Arkansas basketball news, roster Last weekend, Calipari and the Razorbacks hosted Tennessee transfer Jonas Aidoo for an official visit, and he Aidoo signed with Arkansas this week. A four-star recruit out of high school and the No. 11 recruit in this year’s transfer portal earned second-team All-SEC honors and was on the All-SEC defensive team after averaging 11.4 points, 7.3 rebounds and 1.8 blocks per game for the Volunteers last season.

Aidoo is 6-foot-11 with a staggering 7-foot-4 wingspan and he’s developed the ability to finish with both hands while showing touch in the mid-range. He’s battle-tested in the SEC and would likely be a starter from Day One. Join HawgSports to get the latest on all of Arkansas’ roster additions. 

How to get insider Arkansas basketball roster updates Calipari has already been in contact with multiple transfers from power-conference teams, so be sure to join HawgSports to see who they are and get the rest of the insider roster news. 

Who are the top names Arkansas basketball is pursuing under coach John Calipari, and which power-conference transfers could land in Fayetteville? Go to HawgSports to see their insider information, all from a team of reporters with years of experience covering the Razorbacks, and find out. And reminder, HawgSports is offering 30% off the first year of an annual VIP membership*, so subscribe now before it’s too late.

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