Eric Musselman surprises Arkansas Basketball player with scholarship

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Eric Musselman awards scholarship to Arkansas Basketball player at practice

Arkansas Basketball coach Eric Musselman revealed on Twitter that he has awarded a scholarship to a player during a recent practice.

Sophomore Cade Arbogast, a native of Concord, Calif. was surprised immediately after going through a defensive drill.

You can see the emotional clip that Musselman posted below.

In the video, once Arbogast has stolen the ball during the drill, Musselman blows his whistle and tells everyone to hold up.

“Hold up,” Musselman says in the video. “That demonstration right there is why you now have a scholarship,” he proclaimed while pointing at Arbogast.

The young player was immediately met with his teammates smothering him and cheering in elation.

It was an incredible moment and caught Arbogast by surprise. These types of videos are always cool to watch. Arbogast has had a strange ride to get himself in a position to be on this Razorbacks team.

Arbogast played his freshman season at Lane Community College in Oregon. Despite playing in just seven games during the covid-shortened season, Arbogast managed to record nine points per game on 45% shooting from beyond the arc.

The 6’3″ 170 pound guard has appeared in two games for the Razorbacks this season in garbage time: Jan. 12 vs Mizzou and Dec. 21 vs Elon.

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The Arkansas Razorbacks are currently in the midst of conference play during the 2021-22 season. They have a record of 14-5 (4-3, SEC).