NBA comps for three 2022 5-star Razorback recruits

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Nick Smith Arkansas Basketball

Arkansas Basketball; Jan 29, 2022; Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA; Arkansas Razorbacks scoreboard highlights a visit by recruits Nick Smith (not pictured) and Jordan Walsh (not pictured) during the second half against the West Virginia Mountaineers at Bud Walton Arena. Arkansas won 77-68. (Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports)

NBA Comp for Razorback Jordan Walsh

Brandon Ingram, New Orleans Pelicans

Jordan Walsh is going to make his name name in the college ranks as a two-way player who can play just as good on defense as he can on offense.

The way Walsh plays and his size remind me of All-Star Brandon Ingram from the Pelicans. Lanky, crafty, athletic and a gifted scorer that will be a matchup nightmare for most teams.

Walsh is going to have to be able to knock down his three-point shot more consistently to reach the next level.

Walsh and his game will perfectly complement new teammates Black and Smith on the court next season.

Those two players will penetrate and draw defenses and leave Walsh an open lane to drive and finish strong. There are some concerns about his ability to finish quickly, but that will come along as he gets stronger and integrated into the Razorback training program.

Jonathan Wasserman of Bleacher Report on Walsh:

Walsh regularly stands out for his defense as a 6’7″ forward who can get low and slide with guards. Offensively, he possesses a three-level scoring skill set, though he’ll need to show improvement as a three-point shooter to make up for his lack of explosion.

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