Eric Musselman

Eric Musselman

Tuesday, 16 April 2019 17:36

Reggie Chaney

2018-19 (Fr.):
Played all 34 games and earned starts versus Texas State and at Ole Miss … Was third on the team in rebounding (top off the bench) and ranked second on the team with 115 deflections … Had a team season-high 10 deflections twice (at Providence and versus UTSA) … Ranked 13th in the SEC with 46 total blocked shots … Blocked a shot in 15 straight games (Games 2-16) … Had a career-high seven blocked shots at Providence and five blocked shots in win over Georgia … Blocked three shots in a game on four other occasions and had at least one blocked shot in 25 of 34 games … Battled foul trouble versus Texas in his collegiate debut, but still pulled down five rebounds and had a steal in just 11 minutes … Was productive in his 13 minutes versus Indiana, getting four points, three rebounds and three blocked shots … Got first career “second-half start” in the Montana State game … Led the team with a season-best eight rebounds versus UT Arlington .. Matched that total at Colorado State … With Daniel Gafford on the bench at Colorado State in foul trouble in the first half, Chaney stepped up and played a key role in the Razorbacks maintaining the lead … Had nine points and five rebounds in the half and finished with a season-best 11 points while tying his season-best with eight rebounds … Was impressive versus UTSA … Set or tied career highs in minutes (28), points (11 – tied), assists (4), steals (4) and blocked shots (3 – tied) … Added five rebounds and 10 deflections … “Started” the second half versus the Roadrunners and he responded by going 5-of-5 from the field with two steals, three blocked shots and two assists … Backed that up versus Georgia Tech by playing 27 minutes and earning his third “second-half start” of the season … Earned first career start versus Texas State … Had some struggles as he only played 12 minutes and committed five turnovers … However, he scored seven points (3-of-4 FG and 1-1 FT) and pulled down six rebounds while adding two blocked shots … Returned to the bench — and his high-level of play — by playing 25 minutes versus Austin Peay … Scored a career-high 12 points, making career-best 6-of-9 shots from the field … Played perhaps his best game in the overtime loss to LSU … Tied then career-highs with 12 points and four steals, adding five rebounds and two blocked shots … Followed that by scoring 11 at #3 Tennessee (5-of-7 FG) with six rebounds (five offensive) in 20 minutes … Spurred a run in the first half (two layups and a steal) to get the team going in win over Missouri … Finished with six points, six rebounds, two steals and tied a career high with four assists … Blocked a then career-high five shots in the win over Georgia as the team had 14 (most ever by the hogs in SEC game) … Tied for the team lead in rebounds (6) and had two assists … Scored eight at Kentucky, including an ally-oop, fast-break dunk he started with a steal … Played a key role in Arkansas’ one-point halftime lead as Daniel Gafford battled foul trouble … In the Ole Miss win, only had one basket — a dunk — but had two assists, two rebounds, a steal and four deflections … Scored a career-high 14 at Providence, where he got his fourth career “second-half start” … Made a career-best 7-of-9 from the field with a career-high seven blocked shots and 28 minutes … Tied career-high with 10 deflections, adding five rebounds and two assists.

Prior to Arkansas:
Rated No. 3 overall prospect from the state of Texas and as the No. 29 power forward in the country by 247Sports Named to the USA TODAY All-Nevada second team … As a senior, contributed 13.8 points, 7.3 rebounds and 1.3 steals and led his squad to a 32-5 mark … During his junior year at Frisco Liberty (Texas) HS, put up 11.2 points, 7.3 rebounds and 1.6 blocks, helping team to a 33-4 record … Spent his offseason on the summer ball circuit as a member of RM5 Elite in the Nike EYBL league … Averaged 11.4 points and 7.3 rebounds while shooting 63 percent from the floor in the summer of 2017.

Personal:
Born Sept. 6, 1999, in Tulsa … Son of Reggie Lee and Chandra Chaney … Has two sisters – Aubrey Lee and Damia Chaney – and one brother – Carter Lee … Majoring in communications.

Tuesday, 16 April 2019 17:35

Ethan Henderson

2018-19 (Fr.):
Played in 12 games and scored 11 points … Had a breakout game at Providence in the first round of the NIT … In the first 32 games of the season, Henderson played 28 minutes, was 2-of-3 from the field, scored five points and had six rebounds … At Providence (Game 33) alone, played 18 minutes, was 3-of-6 from the field, scored six points and had five rebounds … Had two rebounds and a blocked shot in eight minutes versus Montana State … Grabbed two rebounds and dished out first career assist in UTA win … Scored first carer points versus FIU, making a basket and a free throw while getting his first steal … Saw his first action in eight games at #3 Tennessee and responded well .. Scored on an offensive put-back and had two steals in four minutes of action … Only played the final minute at Auburn, but had a blocked shot … At Providence, set career highs in minutes (18), field goals made and attempted (3-of-6), points (6) and rebounds (5) … Added two dunks … Entered game the earliest of his career (15:44 in the first half) and scored at 14:16 to start an 8-0 to put Arkansas up 11.

Prior to Arkansas:
Rated the top player in Arkansas by 247Sports.com, ESPN.com and Future150.com, which also tabbed him the 30th-best power forward in the nation … A four-star recruit by Future150.com and 83rd-best player in the nation … Named to the USA TODAY All-Arkansas first team and second team All-State by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette … Averaged 13.6 points, 5.9 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game … On the summer circuit at the Adidas Summer Championships in Las Vegas, Henderson averaged 14 points, 6.5 rebounds and shot 67.4 percent from the floor for the Arkansas Hawks … Helped Parkview win the 2018 and 2016 5A state championships (the latter alongside current Razorback Khalil Garland).

Personal:
Born Feb. 14, 2000, in Little Rock… Son of Eric and Eileen Henderson … Has one brother, Eric Henderson Jr. … Majoring in recreation and sports management.

Tuesday, 16 April 2019 17:32

Gabe Osabuohien

Name is pronounced Oh-sah-BOY-en

2018-19 (So.):
Played in all 34 games, starting eight … After getting 1st career “second-half” start at Auburn, started each of the last eight games … Had 42 deflections and drew five charges in his eight starts while compiling 32 rebounds, 16 assists and 12 steals … In his first start, versus Texas A&M, was 4-of-4 from the field (8 points), adding two assists and two steals but only played 16 minutes due to foul trouble … At Kentucky, had five rebounds, four assists, a blocked shot and took a charge … Had four assists and three steals (two in the final 23 seconds to clinch victory) with six deflections in Ole Miss win … Scoreless at Vandy but led team in rebounds (7) and deflections (7) … Tied career-high with 8 boards at Providence … Led the team with five rebounds at Indiana … Had six deflections in each of the NIT games … Top deflections games included seven at Vanderbilt and six each versus Texas A&M, versus Ole Miss, at Providence and at Indiana … Took three charges in a game twice — once in the win at #19 LSU and once versus UT Arlington … Was second on the team with 24 charges taken and finished with 105 deflections, averaging just 15.1 minutes per game … First sub off the bench (solo or tied) in 17 of the first 26 games prior to becoming a starter … Hit his first career 3-pointer versus Indiana (missing the first six of his career) as the first half drew to a close to give the Razorbacks a 38-35 lead … Perhaps best all-around game came versus Texas State … In addition to drawing two charges and getting three deflections, hit his second career 3-pointer as the Hogs went on a 17-0 run … Tied then career high with five rebounds while handing out a then career-high four assists … Set or tied then career highs in points (6), rebounds (7) and steals (2) at Texas A&M … Grabbed a career-best eight boards versus Florida … Was 5-of-7 at the free throw line at #3 Tennessee, both career highs … Scored a career-high 13 points at Ole Miss while taking two charges … Hit his third career 3-pointer at #13 Texas Tech as part of 8-0 run in the first half … Despite foul trouble, had a well-rounded game in Georgia win … Drained a 3-pointer, took a charge and had three rebounds, three assists (most in SEC game) and career-high two blocked shots … Took three charges and drained a 3-pointer in the win at #19 LSU … Battled foul trouble in home win over Vanderbilt, but had a key steal late in the game that Coach Anderson said “was one of the biggest plays of the game” … Started the second half at Auburn , which would earn him his starting role over to end the season, and had a career-high three steals … In Ole Miss win, tied career high with three steals, including two in the final minute to lift Arkansas to the win … First led to jump ball and eventually Harris’ game-winning layup with 5.9 seconds left … Second steal came two seconds later to seal the win … Added four assists and six deflections … Did not score at Vandy but once impacted the game … First time in his career, led the team in rebounds (7) and had a team-best seven deflections, with three assists and two steals … At Providence, had a steal on the opening possession and finished with six deflections as part of a solid defensive effort … Finished with 11 points (4-of-6 shooting) and tied a career-high with eight rebounds … Made team’s second 3’pointer of the game as team made its first five of the night … Had team highs with five rebounds and six deflections at Indiana.

2017-18 (Fr.):
Played in 20 games, averaging 1.1 points and 1.4 rebounds … Tied for the team lead in charges taken with eight out of Arkansas’ 47 total … Played a season-high 17 minutes versus South Carolina (Feb. 6) and followed that by playing 16 versus Vanderbilt (Feb. 10) … Posted a season-high six points, with three rebounds, versus Texas A&M (Feb. 17) … Grabbed at least three rebounds five times, including a season-high four versus South Carolina (Feb. 6).

Prior to Arkansas:
Ranked as the No. 5 player in the state of Arkansas and the No. 63 small forward in the country by 247Sports.com … Played his prep career at Little Rock’s Southwest Christian Academy … Averaged 11 points, seven rebounds and four assists as a senior for a team that went 31-2 and advanced to the NACA National Championships … Averaged 12 points and eight rebounds as a junior and played AAU with Grassroots Canada, before joining Team Loaded North Carolina on the Adidas Circuit the last two seasons.

Persona:l
Born on Oct. 27, 1998, in Toronto … Son of Kingsley and Roseline Osabuohien … Has two siblings, Precious and Jessica … Majoring in communications.

Tuesday, 16 April 2019 17:30

Mason Jones

2018-19 (So.):
Played in all 34 games and started 26 … For the season, was second on the team in rebounding (3.9), assists (96) and steals (31) while ranking third in scoring (13.6; eight points shy of second on the team) … Ranked sixth in SEC in 3-pointers made (76 total, ninth in free throw percentage (.804)and 10th in free throws made (115) … Came off the bench in the last eight games of the year to provide more balance … In those eight games, shot 46.5 percent (20-of-43) from 3-point range while handing out 20 assists … Reached double figures in scoring 20 times … Led the team in scoring 10 times (team was 7-3): UC Davis – 21 | Montana State – 18 | Colorado State – 16 | Georgia Tech – 17 | Texas State – 21 |Florida – 30 | Georgia – 23 | Mississippi State – 30 | Ole Miss – 22 | at Providence – 18 … Led the team in assists nine times: Indiana – 7 | Georgia Tech – 5 | Texas State – 4 | Florida – 3 | Tennessee – 6 | Georgia – 4 | at South Carolina – 4 | Texas A&M -4 | at Vanderbilt – 5 … Led the team in scoring and assists in the same game four times … Clutch in the final seconds three times … First, versus Indiana, made free throw with two seconds left for 73-72 win … Second, at LSU, hit jumper in lane with 22 seconds left to give team 90-89 lead (which was final score) … Third, versus Vanderbilt and team up one, made two free throws with seven seconds left for 69-66 lead (which was final score) … Led the team in scoring (21) and rebounds (8) in the UC Davis win … 15 of those points came in the first half (5-of-6 FG — 4-5 3FG) … Seven of his eight boards came in the 2nd half … Hit (and then missed on purpose) the game-winning free throw versus Indiana with 2.5 seconds left … Finished with 11 points, five rebounds and seven assists … Was first Razorback since Jan. 2012 to play at least 35 minutes, have at least seven assists and commit zero turnovers … Scored a team-best 18 points in the Montana State win, making 6-of-8 from the field (5-of-7 from 3-pt range) … 16 of those points came in the first half … Posted first career double-double versus FIU — 19 points and 10 rebounds … Was 7-of-9 from free throw line … Led the team in scoring (16) at Colorado State … Got Arkansas off to great start, hitting three, 3-pointers for a 12-2 lead and finished with 16, first-half points … Led the team in scoring (17) and assists (5) versus Georgia Tech … Added six rebounds, second-best on the team … Tied his season-high with five 3-pointers made … Led the team in scoring (21) and assists (4) versus Texas State … Also had a career-high three steals … At Texas A&M, missed his first seven 3-pointers (and was 1-of-his-last-17 over two games) but had the confidence to still shoot late in the game … In fact, made three straight from long range in the second half to give Arkansas a lead it would not relinquish … Scored a career-high 30 points versus Florida (team scored 51), making four 3-pointers and sinking 12-of-13 at the line … Also tied for the team lead with three assists … With Arkansas down 15 with six to play, Jones scored 11 in a 15-2 to get the Razorbacks to within two (53-51) … Continued strong play vs. LSU, scoring 22 points and adding six rebounds … Was 8-of-9 at the free throw line … Pumped in 18 at #3 Tennessee while tying for the team lead in rebounds (7) and leading the team with six assists … At Ole Miss, suffered through a 1-of-10 performance from the field (0-for-6 from 3-pt range), but had a blocked shot, two steals and a team-best seven deflections … Led the team in scoring (23), rebounds (6) and assists (4) in the win over Georgia … Had 15 of team’s 1st-half 31 points, including a 3-pointer to tie game with 23 second left in half … Only scored 10 points at LSU but the final two led team to a win over he #19 Tigers … Down one, Jones hit a jumper in the lane with 22 seconds left for a 90-89 lead, which was the final … Sealed Vanderbilt win by making two free throws with seven seconds left to give Arkansas a 69-66 lead (which was final score) … Scored 15 points and had team-high four assists at South Carolina … Was 3-of-6 from 3-point range, the first of which gave Arkansas a triple its 1,000th-straight game … Tied career-high with 30 points versus Mississippi State … Tied career-high with five 3-pointers made … In the Ole Miss win, had a game-high 22 points, making 7-of-10 FG and 6-of-8 3-pointers … 16 of those 22 points came in the second half (5-of-7 FG — 4-of-5 3-pointers) … Scored 16 at Vandy and set or tied SEC-bests with six rebounds, five assists and three steals … Tied for team high honors with six rebonds versus Florida in SEC Tournament … Led the team with 18 points at Providence, making 4-of-6 from 3-point range, adding four rebounds and four assists.

Prior to Arkansas
Played one season at Connors State College … Averaged 15.5 points, 6.9 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game … Drained 72 3-pointers and sank 42.9 percent of his shots beyond the arc … Finished in double figures in scoring 28 times, including nine 20-point games and two 30-point efforts … Helped the 13th-ranked Cowboys (31-4) reach the NJCAA Elite 8 … HIGH SCHOOL: At Triple A Academy, averaged 15.9 points, 5.7 rebounds and 4.1 assists as a senior.

Personal:
Born July 21, 1998, in Dallas … Son of Mark and Arolynn Jones … Siblings: Jordan, Matt and Alex … Brother, Matt. played on Duke’s 2015 national championship team … Sister, Jordan, was a standout at Texas A&M … Majoring in communications.

Tuesday, 16 April 2019 17:28

Ty Stevens

2018-19 (So.):
Added to 2018-19 roster after walk-on tryouts in the fall … Played in two games for a total of two minutes … Lone points came on an old-fashion 3-point play at Vanderbilt.

2017-18 (Fr.):
Attended the University of Arkansas in 2017-18 but was not a member of the team.

High School:
Tabbed first team All-COC Large Boys Basketball Team … American Family Insurance ALL-USA Ozarks high school sports Performer of the Week (Jan. 17, 2017) as he made the Bass Pro Tournament of Champions All-Tournament team by scoring 36 points in three games … Participated in the Great Southern Bank Dunk Contest and was an instrumental leader in the Tigers winning the Dr. Edsel Matthews Team Sportsmanship Award … Was a three-year starter … Named his school’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

Tuesday, 16 April 2019 17:24

Jalen Harris

2018-19 (RSo.):
• Voted team tri-captain for the 2018-19 season.
• 7th on the school’s single-season list with 189 assists
• 15th in NCAA • 2nd in the SEC in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.86) — 189 assists vs 67 turnovers
• 37th in NCAA • 3rd in the SEC in assists per game (5.6)
• 29th in NCAA • 5th in the SEC in total assists (189)
• Had five games with double-digit assists; 18 with at least five
• Had 16 games with 1 or fewer turnovers (seven with zero — nine with just one)
After having just 12 total assists in the first three games of the season, had 11 helpers with just one turnover in game four (Montana State) … Including that performance versus Montana State, had double-digit assists four times in a six-game span … Run started by getting a then career-high 11 assists versus Montana State (with just one turnover) … Added 11 points against the Bobcats for his first career double-double …. Had 10 assists, with just one turnover, versus FIU … Dished out a career-high 12 assists at Colorado State (with just two turnovers) … Also had career-high four steals … Scored 14 versus UTA, making (8) and taking (11) career highs in free throws … Versus Western Kentucky, had seven assists and no turnovers in 37 minutes … Added 13 points, four rebounds and two steals … Tallied second career double-double, getting 11 points and dishing out 10 assists — with zero turnovers — versus UTSA … Made 7-of-8 from the free throw line … Had seven assists and just one turnover versus Austin Peay … Made just his second 3-pointer of the season, but it was huge to give Arkansas a nine-point lead with 1:48 left … Tied a then career high with 15 points at Texas A&M … Also his first time to lead the team in scoring … Added nine assists with zero turnovers in 36 minutes of playing time versus the Aggies … Had his fifth game with no turnovers, playing 32 minutes versus Missouri … Handed out six assists, scored 10 points and had three steals … At #13 Texas Tech, scored 11 points and had three steals … Made a basket at the buzzer between mid-court and top of the key to give Arkansas a 33-30 lead at the break … Had a career-high two blocked shots versus Georgia as Arkansas blocked 14 as a team … Added 13 points … Scored a career-high 17 points at South Carolina, making 7-of-10 at the free throw line … At Missouri, had 10 assists — most versus SEC competition — with just one turnover, adding four rebounds … Hit game-winning lay-up with 5.9 seconds left in a 74-73 win over Ole Miss … Scored 10 points (3-4 FG and 4-5 FT) versus the Rebels and added nine assists with one turnover (called for a charge) … At Providence, had six assists and three steals with a blocked shot … At Indiana, handed out seven assists with one turnover and two steals.

2017-18 (So. at Arkansas)
Redshirted at Arkansas per NCAA transfer regulations.

2016-17 (Fr. at New Mexico)
Played 20.6 minutes per game for the Lobos, appearing in all 31 contests and making 18 starts as a freshman … Averaged 4.5 points and 2.3 assists per game and scored a career-high 15 points against Nevada on Jan. 7, finishing one rebound shy of a double-double … Finished third on New Mexico’s squad with 2.3 assists per game, including a season-best eight dimes against Utah State on Jan. 4 … Recorded a steal in 17 games, finishing second on the team with 25 takeaways, including a career-high three steals in two different contests.

High School
Played his prep career under head coach Brian Clifton at Word of God Christian Academy in Raleigh, N.C. … Rated a top 15 recruit in the state of North Carolina and led his high school team to a top 40 ranking in the state by MaxPreps … Played for John Wall’s summer team.

Personal
Born on Nov. 13, 1996, in Wilson, N.C. … Son of Mark Harris, Jr. and Tamara Harris … Had one sister, Haley … Majoring in communications.

Tuesday, 16 April 2019 17:22

Emeka Obukwelu

2018-19 (Jr.):
Redshirted … Sat out the 2018-19 season due to NCAA transfer rules.

2017-18 (So.): Earned American Southwest Conference All-Conference Team honors at Texas0-Tyler after setting an ASC single-season record for shooting percentage (.678) … Also a member of the ASC East Division first team … Selected to the Small College Basketball Watch List for the Bevo Francis Award of 2018, the top player who competes in the affiliations of NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III, NAIA Division I, NAIA Division II, USCAA and NCCAA … Was a three-time ASC Player of the Week … He led his league and ranked sixth in DIII … He averaged 19.6 points per game – second in the ASC – and 7.8 rebounds … Was back-to-back ASC East Player of the Week … First honor (Nov. 20) came as he recorded 28 points and 13 rebounds then had 26 points 16 boards in Saturday’s 86-68 victory at Southwestern …. The following week (Nov. 27) he scored 27 points and pulled down 12 rebounds in the Patriots’ 92-81 win at Austin College … Third honor came on Jan. 15 as he averaged 27.5 points and 10.5 rebounds per game in a pair of ASC wins over Louisiana College and Belhaven at home.

2016-17 (Fr.): Earned ASC East Division All-Freshman Team  … Averaged 6.8 points and 3.8 rebounds per game … Scored a season-high 20 points against Ozarks where he went 8-for-8 from the field and hit all four of his shots from the free-throw line … Finished the season leading the Patriots with a 60.3 shooting percentage and had 99 rebounds.

High School: Named second team All-District 6-6A .. Averaged 8.6 points and 4.8 rebounds as a senior … West Plano won the 6A state championship in his junior year.

Tuesday, 16 April 2019 17:18

Adrio Bailey

Represents Arkansas on the SEC Men’s Basketball Leadership Council

2018-19 (Jr.):
• Named to the SEC Community Service Team … Voted team tri-captain for the 2018-19 season … Played in all 34 games, starting 26 … Had 25 assists, 25 blocked shots and 25 steals for the season … Was second on the team with 110 deflections, including 38 over the last 10 games … Season-high in deflections include eight at Colorado State, seven versus FIU, six versus Western Kentucky and six at Vanderbilt … Scored in double figures in five of the first seven games of the season … Set a career-highs in points (20), free throws made (9) and free throws attempted (11) in the win over UC Davis … Helped put the game out of reach, scoring eight (with six free throws) inside the final five minutes during a 22-1 run … Also attempted and later made his first career 3-pointer … Was perfect from the field (5-for-5) versus Montana State in scoring 10 points … Had season-high and tied career high with three steals versus UTA, adding 14 points (making 6-of-8 FT) and 5 rebounds … Posted a season-high four blocked shots versus FIU … Nearly had his first career double-double as he posted a career-high eight rebounds with 10 points at Colorado State, adding three assists and two blocked shots … Only made two baskets in eight minutes versus Austin Peay, but both were dunks to start second half and set the stage for a high-energy period … Versus LSU, scored eight points and had three assists, tying a career high … Had a big two-minute spurt in the second half when LSU threatened to take complete control of the game, Bailey scored six points and had two rebounds to keep the Tigers within striking distance with 11 minutes to left in regulation … Took a career-high nine shots at #3 Tennessee, making three and scoring seven points …. Scored eight points (3-of-4 shooting from the field and 2-of-4 from FT line) at #13 Texas Tech … Hit his second carer 3-pointer in the LSU win and added two steals … At South Carolina, scored six points and led the team in rebounds (6) and steals (3, tying a career high) … Also set or tied SEC career highs in rebounds (6), steals (3), free throws made (2) and minutes (25) … Perhaps had his best all-around game versus Mississippi State, especially versus SEC competition … Was 4-of-6 from the field for eight points with four rebounds, in an SEC career-high 27 minutes played … Led the team with four rebounds in the Ole Miss win … Was 3-of-4 from the free throw line versus Alabama, marking career bests for makes versus SEC competition … Set tone early with an “and-one” to start game at Providence … Had a highlight-reel dunk versus Indiana, adding four rebounds and two blocked shots.

2017-18 (So.)
Played in 31 games, starting 16 … Opened the season with a career-high 15 points, making 7-of-8 shots from the field, in a win over Samford … Posted a career-high seven rebounds versus Oklahoma in the PK80  … Added a career-high five blocks versus North Carolina in game two of the PK80 while scoring eight points and grabbing four rebounds in the third-place win over UConn of the PK80 … In Arkansas’ first SEC Tournament game, had nine points, four rebounds, three steals and two blocks … Recorded his fourth-career, double-figure scoring game – third of the season – with 10 points at Mississippi State, his first double-digit effort of his career against SEC competition … Scored seven points and added five boards in a road win at Alabama … Slammed home a career-high four dunks against Troy to go 5-of-8 from the field for 10 points … His five blocks in 18 minutes were the first such performance by a Razorback (5+ blocks in fewer than 20 minutes of playing time) since Moses Kingsley against Mississippi State on Feb. 21, 2015 (via @HogStats).

2016-17 (Fr.)
Played 27 games, starting twice … Recorded season highs in scoring (14), rebounds (7) and assists (2) in a win over Austin Peay (Dec. 3), shooting 7-of-8 from the field … Played a season-high 19 minutes in the second round game of the NCAA Tournament against No. 1 North Carolina (March 19), recording a season-high three steals and adding four points … Went 3-of-3 from the field in a win over Alabama (Feb. 1), finishing with seven points, three rebounds, one block and one steal.

Prior to Arkansas
Ranked as the No. 11 player in the state of Louisiana and the No. 50 small forward in the 2016 class by Rivals.com … Rated as a three-star player by 247Sports, Rivals.com, Scout.com and Future150.com … Averaged 19.5 points, 12.7 rebounds and 3.9 blocks as a senior … Averaged 15 points, 10 rebounds, four assists, three steals and 2.3 blocks as a junior … Led the Gators to a 34-4 record and a Class 2A runner-up finish … Played for Urban DFW on the AAU circuit.

Personal
Born June 24, 1997, in Natchitoches, La. … Son of Major Bailey Sr. and Claretha Bailey … Father played college football at Northwestern State University … Siblings: Byron Gollston, Major Bailey Jr., and Von’Travious Brown … Majoring in recreation and sports management.

Tuesday, 16 April 2019 17:17

Isaiah Joe

• SEC ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM – USBWA ALL-DISTRICT VII
• Set Arkansas records for 3-pointers made in a season (113); 3-Pointers Attempted in a Season (273) and 3-pointers made in a season Versus SEC Teams (60)
• Only needs 40 more 3-pointers made to enter Arkansas all-time top 10 for 3’s made
• SET SEC FRESHMAN RECORD FOR 3-POINTERS MADE PER GAME (3.32)
• TIED SEC RECORD FOR 3-POINTERS MADE IN A SEASON BY A FRESHMAN (113)
• 4th in NCAA HISTORY FOR 3-POINTERs MADE IN A SEASON BY FROSH (113)
• NAMED SEC PLAYER OF THE WEEK (Dec. 3) scoring 34 points and making 10-of-13 3-pointers vs. FIU.
• Even though he was second in the SEC in 3-point attempts, was JUST THE 4TH FRESHMAN TO LEAD THE SEC IN 3PT% (.414).
• Was one of just seven players in the NCAA to make at least 110 3’s and shoot at least 41 percent.
• Ranked second in the SEC in 3’s made (3.32 avg. & 113 total).
• Ranked 15th in the SEC — second among SEC freshmen — in scoring 13.9 (SEC frosh leader was UK’s Tyler Herro at 14.0 ppg)
• Led the team in scoring in seven times: 34 vs FIU | 19 vs Western Kentucky | 21 vs UTSA | 23 at Tennessee | 23 vs. Missouri | 14 at Auburn | 19 at Kentucky
• On the defensive end, led the team in steals (51) and by taking 27 charges … Had a steal in 26 of 34 games and ranked 10th in the SEC in steals (1.5).
• Made 3-plus 3’s in a game 20 times this season and at least one in 32 of 34 games.

IN THE NCAA IN THE SEC   AMONG NCAA/SEC FRESHMEN
13th in NCAA 2nd in SEC 3-pointers made (113 total) 2nd among NCAA Frosh (Antoine Davis – Detroit Mercy, 132 – NCAA FROSH RECORD)
18th in the NCAA 2nd in the SEC 3-pt FG made (3.32/gm) 2nd among NCAA Frosh (Antoine Davis – Detroit Mercy, 4.40)
36th in  the NCAA 1st in the SEC 3-pt FG% (.414) 3rd among NCAA Frosh (Tyson Cameron – Idaho, .429)
26th in the NCAA 2nd in the SEC 3-pt FG attempts (273) 1st among NCAA Frosh
• 152nd in NCAA 10th in SEC Steals (1.50 spg) 2nd among SEC Frosh (UK’s Ashton Hagans leads SEC Fr, at 1.65)
15th in the SEC Scoring (13.85) 2nd among SEC Frosh (UK’s Tyler Herro leads SEC Fr, at 14.03)

2018-19 (Fr.):
Scored 17 in his collegiate debut versus Texas, making 5-of-8 from 3-point range … Struggled early versus UC Davis, but finished with 14 points with five rebounds and three steals … Versus Montana State, was just 2-of 10 from 3-point range but had five assists and five steals … Named SEC Player of the Week (12/3) as he scored career-high 34 points – 17 in each half – and made 10-of-13 shots from 3-point range to lead the Razorbacks to a 121-89 victory over FIU … The 34 points are second (tied) on the Arkansas all-time list for most points by a freshman … Just the fourth Razorback (fifth in school history) and just 10th player in SEC history (11th in league history) to make at least 10 triples in a game. … After FIU trimmed its deficit to four (24-20) at 8:29 in the first half, Joe scored 14 points over the next 4:37 to put Arkansas up 20 … Made six straight and finished the game making 9-of-his-last-10 from long distance … Scored game-high 21 points versus UTSA, making 5-of-6 from 3-point range and was 6-of-6 at the line inside the final minute … Only got one rebound vs. UTSA , but it proved key … On a missed Arkansas free throw, Joe got the rebound and was intentionally fouled … Made those two free throws and two more on the ensuing possession to put the Razorbacks up 10 with 27 seconds left … Double-digit scoring streak nearly ended vs. Texas State, but he was 7-of-8 from the free throw line with a 3-pointer to get 10 … Was 6-of-7 at the line inside the final minute … Got off to a hot start versus Austin Peay, making 4-of-5 from 3-point range and scoring 12 of his 15 points … Added five steals vs. the Governors … Broke out of a 2-for-10 dry spell from 3-point range over two games to lead the Hogs with 23 points at #3 Tennessee, making 7-of-13 from 3-point range … Added four rebounds and two steals … In the win over Missouri, was 7-of-12 from 3-point range, scored 23 and added three steals … At #19 LSU, scored 18 in the win … Only had three points in first half, scored 15 in the second … Started the second half with a 3-pointer and Stopped a 7-0 Tiger run by hitting back-to-back 3-pointers (11:31 left and 10:33) for a 17-point lead … When LSU cut lead to single-digits with 7:08 left, Joe hit a jumper for 11-point lead … After LSU took the first lead of the second half (85-84 with 3:39 left), Joe sank two free throws to give Arkansas the lead again … Versus Vanderbilt at home, scored 18 (6-of-10 3PT FG) and tied a career high with five assists … Made 3-pointers on four of Arkansas’ last five possessions of the first half to cut the deficit to one, 35-34, at halftime … At Missouri, broke the school record for 3-pointers made in a season by a freshman, making four (to give him 86 at the time – the previous record was 83) … Finished with 17 points, adding four rebounds, two steals and a charge taken … Scored 20 versus Texas A&M (2/23) as he established career highs in rebounds (6), free throws made (8) and free throws attempted (9) … Led Arkansas with 19 points at #4 Kentucky, including 16 in the first half … Drained 5-of-7 from 3-point range … Tied season-high with seven deflections and had three assists with one steal … Had a career-high two blocked shots in the Ole Miss win … Added two assists and a steal … Battled foul trouble at Vanderbilt, but made four 3’s to become school’s single-season leader in the category, with 104 at the time (passing Scotty Thurman’s mark of 102 set in 1995) … Hit 3’s on back-to-back possessions to tie and set the record in the second half … Versus Alabama, had a career-high six steals and tied career-high with six rebounds … The six steals ties for third on the school’s single-game list vs. SEC competition … Had 13 points and five rebounds at Providence … Made three 3’s at Indiana (12 points) to give him 113 for the season to tie SEC freshman record and rank fourth in NCAA history for most 3’s made by a freshman in a season.

Prior to Arkansas:
Was the USA TODAY Arkansas Player of the Year as well as the Gatorade Player of the Year for Arkansas … Rated #2 player in the state of Arkansas by 247Sports.com and ESPN/Scout while being a four-star and the 28th-best shooting guard in the nation by Rivals … Averaged 22.8 points, 4.4 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 2.9 steals as a senior … Led Northside High School to consecutive 7A state championships … As a junior, averaged 18.8 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.2 steals per game … The sharp-shooter shot over 51-percent from behind the arc for the Arkansas Hawks, averaging 16 points per game … In Las Vegas at the 2017 Adidas Summer Championships, Joe shot 57.1 percent from deep, averaging 13.5 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists.

Personal:
Born July 2, 1999, in Fort Smith … Son of Derrick and Nicole Joe … Has two brothers – Jacob and Jon … Majoring in recreation and sport management.

Tuesday, 16 April 2019 17:16

Desi Sills

2018-19 (Fr.)
Started the last eight games and started second half prior to that at Auburn to solidify his spot as a starter over the last eight … In his eight starts, scored double figures four times (five times all season), including a career-high 18 at Indiana in the NIT, a then career-high 15 points at Kentucky, 11 at Vanderbilt and 11 versus Alabama … Made a career-high four 3-pointers at Indiana and three each at Kentucky, at Vanderbilt and versus Alabama … Had a career-high three steals vs. Ole Miss … Played a career-high 29 minutes at Kentucky … At Auburn, had a career-high four rebounds … Over the last eight games, shot a team-best 64.3 percent from 3-point range (18-of-28), 50 percent from the field (25-of-50) while averaging 10.1 points per game … Prior to starting role, was 1-of-10 from 3-point range over a 13-game span … Was the first sub off the bench (solo or tied) in 13 of the first 25 games prior to getting starting role … Established then career-highs in scoring in four straight games: seven vs FIU, eight at Colorado State, nine vs Western Kentucky and nine again versus UTSA … Handed out a career-high six assist versus FIU … As part of his nine points versus Western Kentucky, scored six straight over two minutes in the second half to tie the game at 62-62 (8:35 mark) and made a free throw to tie the game at 70-70 with 4:32 left … Although he did not score in the win over Austin Peay, he was one of the top-graded players for the game … Played a season-high 24 minutes, had five assists, two rebounds and tied a season-high with two steals … Added three deflections … Had a break-out game in his SEC debut — a win at Texas A&M — with 14 points … 13 of those points came in the first half, including eight straight at one spell, as the Razorbacks led 33-32 at halftime … Had five assists and no turnovers in 18 minutes in the overtime loss versus LSU … Started the second half at Auburn … Made (5) and took (8) career-high free throws … Added a career-high four rebounds … Played 23 minutes and led the team with three assists … Earned first carer start versus Texas A&M (2/23) and scored seven points on 3-of-6 shooting, including the game’s first points — a 3-pointer from the top of the key … At Kentucky, scored a then career-high with 15 points (making 3-of-5 3-pointers and 4-of-4 at the line) … Made back-to-back 3-pointers to start the second half and gave Arkansas its largest lead of the game (15 points) … In the Ole Miss win, had a career-high three steals as well as a career-high five deflections … At Vandy, made 3-of-3 from 3-point range, scored 11 points and had four assists … Followed that with another 11-point performance in the regular-season finale win versus Alabama, making 3-of-5 from 3-point range … At Providence, hit the Razorbacks’ first 3-pointer from the NIT experimental FIBA distance as Arkansas started the game 5-of-5 from long range … Finished 2-of-4 from distance and played second-most career minutes (27) … Closed the season with a career-high 18 point at Indiana, making a career-high four 3-pointers.


Prior to Arkansas
Rated #3 player in the state of Arkansas by 247Sports.com and ESPN while being a consensus top 50 pick among the nation’s top point guards … Named to the USA TODAY All-Arkansas first team … A two-time, first team 6A All-State selection (2017 and 2018) … Helped guide Jonesboro High School to back-to-back 6A state championships … Averaged 20 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 2017-18 … As a junior, put up 15.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and two assists per game, leading the Hurricanes to a perfect 32-0 record that ended in a title game victory over current Razorback Daniel Gafford … Played with current Razorbacks Isaiah Joe and Ethan Henderson on the Arkansas Hawks AAU team.

Personal:
Born Dec. 29, 1998, in Jonesboro … Son of Desi and Shawna Sills … Has three brothers – Travon, Neal and Quaavon – and two sisters – C’cchae and Devonce … Majoring in recreation and sports management.

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