Arkansas Basketball: Will All-American JD Notae return to the Razorbacks next season?

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Option No 2. Notae returns to the Arkansas Basketball team for 2022-23 season

The option most Razorback fans would love to see is Notae deciding to return to the Razorbacks to create a super team of sorts.

With the new 5-star recruits, Notae, along with Jaylin Williams (if he returns), could create one of the most powerful lineups in all of college basketball.

The Hogs would have to be in the conversation to win the national championship next season. If that’s important to JD Notae— to win a title— he should return to Arkansas next season.

The best role for Notae would likely be for him to come off the bench as he did in the 2020-21 season, when he earned SEC Sixth-Man of the Year honors.

Rumors have been swirling that Arkansas businesses are trying to find a way to secure Notae’s name, image and/or likeness to pay him a modest amount of money to entice him to stay at Arkansas, where his name ID is likely going to be higher than anywhere else in the country.

Notae has already signed with Athlete Advocate Consortium, which was created by Bryan and Many Hunt— the son and daughter-in-law of the J.B. Hunt Transportation Services.

If Notae is able to earn a decent amount of money through the NCAA’s NIL policy, it may be easier for him to stay at Arkansas and accept a new, lesser role.