October 27, 2016

Arkansas Preview Capsule

By The Associated Press=

Arkansas

Last season: 16-16, failed to reach the postseason.

Nickname: Razorbacks

Coach: Mike Anderson

Conference: Southeastern

Who's gone: G Anthlon Bell, G Jabril Durham.

Who's back: C Moses Kingsley. Senior is the preseason SEC Player of the Year after averaging 15.9 points and 9.3 rebounds per game last season; G Dusty Hannnahs. Senior led the Razorbacks with an average of 16.5 points per game and was fifth in the SEC in 3-point percentage (43.3).

Who's new: G Jaylen Barford. The top junior-college player in the country after averaging a national-best 26.2 points per game last season; G Daryl Macon. Averaged 23.9 points in junior college last season and should provide Arkansas with much-needed athleticism and defense in the backcourt.

The Skinny: The Razorbacks have reached the NCAA Tournament just once in Mike Anderson's five seasons, and the coach made it clear that's the expectation this season. Anderson brought in plenty of reinforcements to make that a reality, including three of the top junior-college recruits in the country in Barford, Macon and 6-foot-8 forward Arlando Cook.

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