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When the 2024-25 Arkansas basketball season season tips off, it will have been 30 years since the program's lone national championship in 1994. John Calipari is leading this year's Arkansas basketball roster, but the new Razorbacks basketball coach has the blessing of the man at the helm of that title-winning squad. Hall of Famer Nolan Richardson said that Calipari has the support and capabilities to end the Hogs' title drought, and he mentioned Calipari's recruiting chops as the most promising benefit he brings to Arkansas basketball.

Calipari has already landed three 5-star recruits in Boogie Fland, Karter Knox and Billy Richmond, all top-30 national prospects per 247Sports. However, recruiting was one of Calipari's strengths at Kentucky. How will Coach Cal work the Arkansas basketball recruiting trail and the college basketball transfer portal to make the 2024-25 Arkansas basketball roster a contender? 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 

Last year's Arkansas team returned 36.3% of its scoring from the 2022-23 roster, which is a high rate in this age of the transfer portal. But this year's Arkansas Razorbacks squad returns .0003% of its scoring, thanks to the lone holdover, Lawson Blake, scoring just one point a year ago. Thus, Calipari has a complete roster overhaul to make as the 2024-25 Arkansas basketball team will have no continuity. Double-digit scorers Tramon Mark and Khalif Battle have respectively transferred to Texas and Gonzaga as part of the mass exodus from Fayetteville.

The Razorbacks' average age of 22.7 last season was the second-oldest in Division I, when weighted by minutes. The team is losing nine seniors, and even those who lowered the average age have since departed. Layden Blocker and Baye Fall, who were Class of 2023 freshmen and top-10 national prospects at their respective positions, have since committed to other programs. So while Calipari has done a nice job in adding highly-ranked incoming recruits and transfers, he still just has a seven-man squad so there's lots of work to be done. Join HawgSports to see the latest on all of Arkansas' roster changes

Arkansas basketball news, roster

Calipari has put in work and quickly built out what could be a capable rotation. Adou Thiero and Zvonimir Ivisic followed Calipari from Kentucky to Arkansas and incoming freshman Boogie Fland, Karter Knox and Billy Richmond all followed suit as well. They were joined by FAU guard Johnnell Davis, who won AAC Player of the Year honors last year, and Tennessee center Jonas Aidoo, who was second-team All-SEC.

However, Arkansas might not be done, as they're in the mix for five-star freshman guard Daruis Acuff Jr., who is reportedly down to Arkansas and Kansas. Acuff officially visited earlier this month and should reach a decision soon with summer workouts beginning. Arkansas is also in the mix for another Kentucky transfer, with D.J. Wagner averaging 9.9 points and 3.3 assists for the Wildcats last season. 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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