Early signing day for basketball was on Wednesday and the Hogs landed two players.
The Arkansas Razorbacks got the 2021 recruiting class for basketball off to a good start with two early signees. Eric Musselman secured a top 50 guard in the process. Chance Moore out of Powder Springs, Georgia will give the Hogs someone that can play the wing as well as move inside at the small forward spot. Meanwhile, the Hogs were able to snag some size during the early signing period with Akol Mawein, out of Navarro College, signing a letter of intent to play for the Hogs as well.
Moore will give the Hogs someone that can get to the rim on the drive. However, Moore has more to his arsenal than just the drive to the basket. Moore has really put in work on his jump shot and developed a nice steady jumper. He will put in the dirty work as well and is not afraid to fight for a rebound.
The addition of Akol Mawein gives Musselman another big body to be able to throw out there against big teams in the SEC. Kentucky is one team that always has a big lineup and Mawein will give Arkansas basketball a player that can battle the big men of the SEC. For Mawein this will be a return to the Natural State after having followed assistant coach David Patrick to Arkansas.
In his juco freshman season, Mawein averaged 13.5 points per game and five rebounds per game. Mawein gives Arkansas some size at 6-10, but he will also give the Hogs someone that can step behind the three-point line and knock down the deep ball. Arkansas fans are going to love the versatility with Mawein. Congratulations from the Razorbackers’ staff go out to both Chance Moore and Akol Mawein.