Report: Arkansas agree deal to sign Wildcats 5 star commit

Arkansas Attempts to Close Deal on Former Kentucky 5-Star Commit.
Knox would be a huge help. Arkansas will treble its scholarship roster if he joins Calipari.

Fayetteville, Arkansas – Travis Branham of 247sports reports that one of Arkansas’ top targets for the 2024 class will pay a visit to the Razorbacks and John Calipari on Monday. Karter Knox, a composite 5-star, is the country’s No. 19 overall player.

Knox’s interest in Arkansas arose after former Kentucky head coach John Calipari officially accepted the Razorbacks coaching position. The 6-foot-5, 225-pound forward committed to the Wildcats on March 9 because of Calipari’s track record of getting players into the NBA.
He renewed his recruitment when the Calipari-to-Arkansas news broke. This season with Overtime Elite, Knox averaged 23 points.Six rebounds, three assists, and one steal per game.

This season, the McDonald’s All-American shot 44% from the floor and 34% from three-point range. His one flaw is that he shoots 63% on free throws.

Arkansas is rebuilding its roster and has to fill all 13 scholarship positions in a single recruiting cycle; landing Knox may be a huge boost. This continues the trend of Kentucky connections perhaps switching to Arkansas. If Knox commits, he will join Wildcats center Zvonimir, who signed last week.

Calipari stated during his introductory news conference that taking the Arkansas job in 2007 meant abandoning his Memphis Tigers players, which made him nervous about taking the job. The NCAA rules have been altered to make it simpler for athletes to transfer with the coaches to whom they have previously committed.

“I’ve got to put a roster together,” Calipari remarked. “I’ve just met with the crew. There were three men in there, and they were all inside the gateway. We have work to do, and the one thing I want you to know is that I am not that man with the magic wand. That is not who I am. I’m the grinder who arrives every time.”

During his introductory news conference, Calipari joked about Arkansas’ roster.

“I met with the team; there is no team,” Calipari explained. “We gotta get a roster together.”




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