Abron Makes Fab Five

Arkansas now has a Fab Five basketball recruiting class of its own with Seagoville (Texas) forward DeVonta Abron (6-8, 223) joining a class that was already a top five one nationally.

The University of Arkansas now has it's own version of a Fab Five when it comes to the 2011 recruiting class.

Seagoville (Texas) forward Devonta Abron (6-8, 223) decided Sunday night to go ahead and commit to the Razorbacks.

Abron did so after taking a visit Sunday afternoon to North Texas University and then deciding to cancel upcoming trips to Oklahoma State, Florida International Texas A&M.

"I just think Arkansas is the best fit for me and I didn't see any reason to wait," Abron said. "I just think Arkansas is a great school with a great coaching staff and real strong academics and I want to be a part of that."

Abron becomes the second highly-regarded recruit this week- joining East Poinsett guard Rashad Madden (6-5, 180) - to pledge to sign with the Razorbacks in the November early signing period. Those two join Little Rock Parkview standout Aaron Ross (6-7, 225), Jonesboro Westside star Hunter Mickelson (6-11, 210) and St. Louis area guard B.J. Young (6-3, 170) as 2011 UA commits.

The Arkansas class was already tabbed as the fourth-best in the country by ESPN before adding Abron, who averaged 24 points and 13 rebounds last season for his high school team.

Young is the No. 17 player in the country per Scout.com, who has Madden 30th, Mickelson 50th and Ross and Abron just out of the Top 100.

Abron, who starred with the Dallas Mustangs AAU squad the past few seasons, took his official visit the same Sept. 24-26 weekend as did Ross and Mickelson.

"I got a chance to hang out with the guys who are already there and some that are going to be my teammates," Abron said. "I think it is going to be a great thing for us while I am there with them. I think we are going to have a lot of success."

Abron said that the Razorback coaching staff - led by John Pelphrey and assistant Rob Evans - really did a great job recruiting him.

"I really like the coaches and they did a great job telling me how much they wanted me and how we all were going to be used," Abron said. "I really think they are being straight up with me and I can't wait to be a Razorback. They tell me the good stuff, the bad stuff and don't sugarcoat anything. That really impressed me."





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