Parade All-American

Arkansas hoops signee DeVonta Abron (6-8, 232) talks about being named a Parade All-American, his feelings when he heard John Pelphrey was fired, his recent conversation with new Razorback head coach Mike Anderson and his status with the school right now.

Arkansas basketball signee DeVonta Abron had a nice surprise to begin his week when he found out he had been named a third-team Parade All-American.

"That was quite an honor and something that I am very proud of," Abron said. "It shows how much my hard work paid off and how somebody is paying attention."

Abron, who averaged 27 points and 11 rebounds this past season at Seagoville (Texas) High, is one of two Texans on the team.

"Myself and LaBryan Nash were the two guys from down here that were on the team and that's saying something because there is so much talent in our (Dallas) area," Abron said. "It really is an honor."

Abron, who is very close with Razorback assistant Rob Evans, has been mum since Arkansas' decision to fire head coach John Pelphrey back on March 13th.

"I am just going to say that I was shocked and devastated," Abron said. "I was just devastated."

Arkansas has since hired Missouri coach Mike Anderson, who was an assistant for 17 years with the Razorbacks.

"I have had a chance to talk with him and he seems like a nice guy," Abron said. "We are suppose to talk again soon."

Is Abron solid with Arkansas?

"I'd rather not talk on that right now," Abron said. "I just need to see how things play out and talk more to the coach."

Abron is set to play in the BallisLife All-Star game April 7th on the campus of Cal-State Fullerton with a skills competition the night before.

The game was put together because the organizers believe the McDonald's All-American game has an East Coast bias.

"I'm just going to get ready and go play in that all-star game and then think about school," Abron said. "Playing well in the all-star game is my focus now."

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