Arkansas Basketball gains a commitment from former Kentucky star, DJ Wagner

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Razorbacks basketball has added another transfer to its roster. On Sunday, Richard Davenport of Whole Hog Sports reported that DJ Wagner is rejoining John Calipari at Arkansas. Wagner was a consensus five-star out of high school and the No. 6 player in his class per 247 Sports.

He played one season at Kentucky, averaging 25.8 minutes a game. Wagner is explosive off the dribble and isn't afraid to finish at the rim, despite is his 6-foot-3-inch frame.

He recorded 9.9 points a game at a 40.5 percent rate, but his 3-point game needs a little work. He attempted three shots a game on average but only made 29.2 percent of his shots. Wagner was recruited as a combo guard but found a role in running Coach Cal's offense as a point guard. Last season, he recorded over three assists a game.

Here's some of what 247 Sports' director of scouting, Adam Finkelstein, wrote about the Camden, NJ. native just two years ago:

"[Wagner] plays in constant attack mode, accelerates right at his defender while mixing in some shake and shiftiness, scores around the rim with both hands, and is a legitimate threat to create his own shot at all three-levels."

Wagner is eighth addition to Arkansas's 2024 roster and the third former Wildcat —behind Zvonimir Ivisic and Adou Thiero — to head to the Ozarks.

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