Fayetteville, Ark.- The University of Arkansas announced forward Devonta Abron has been released from his basketball scholarship on Tuesday.
Abron, 6’8”, 250 pounds, was part ofArkansas’ 2011 college basketball recruiting class that included B.J. Young, Aaron Ross, Hunter Mickelson, and Ky Madden. The Dallas, Texas native played his high school ball at Seagoville before playing for the Hogs. He played for the AAU Dallas Mustangs during the summer seasons.
Rivals.com ranked Abron, a three-star recruit, as the 19th best power forward in his class and No. 108 overall high school prospect. At the time of his recruitment, he picked the Hogs over offers from Alabama, Houston, Texas A&M, and Oklahoma State.
Abron averaged 5.7 points and 4.2 rebounds in 32 games last season for the Razorbacks.
Arkansas head basketball coach Mike Anderson has released four other players from their athletic scholarship since he took over the program before the 2011-2012 season; Rotnei Clark, Glenn Bryant, and Jeff Peterson. Julysses Nobles transferred at the end of the 2012 season.
Anderson officially added University of Houston transfer, Alandise Harris to the Razorback roster. Harris, a 6’6″, 230 pound sophomore forward, played his prep career at Central High School in Little Rock. He was recruited and offered by Arkansas during the 2010 recruiting season.
Harris will have to sit out a year unless the NCAA grants him eligibility.