Macon's An All-American, Gets Arkansas Offer

Updated story on former Little Rock Parkview star Daryl Macon (6-3, 180) - a 2016 prospect that the Razorbacks offered on Wednesday - was recently named to the NJCAA First-Team All-American squad after leading his team to its first-ever national tournament berth.

A 2016 Razorback basketball recruiting target, former Little Rock Parkview and Real Deal in the Rock alum was recently named a first-team National Junior College All-American.

Holmes, Miss., Community College shooting guard Daryl Macon (6-3, 180) was one of only two freshmen on the 10-member squad after a rookie season in which he led the program to its first ever national tournament berth.

Macon, who played his AAU basketball for the Arkansas Hawks, averaged 23 points (fifth-best in the junior college ranks), 4.1 rebounds and 3 assists this game for the Bulldogs.

Arkansas head coach Mike Anderson offered Macon a scholarship on Wednesday.

"He called me about 5:30 and said that he was offering me a scholarship and that he wanted me to come play at Arkansas," Macon said. "It is something that I am very excited about and that I have been waiting on for a long time."

Arkansas join UMass in offering on Wednesday and Macon already had an offer from Ole Miss, who offered about a month ago.

"I am also getting recruited by Louisville, Minnesota, Mississippi State, Tennessee and Memphis," Macon said. "Arkansas and UMass both offered today and Ole Miss about a month ago."

Macon kept up with Arkansas' progress this season.

"I knew they would eventually get it going, but I was kind of shocked at how good they turned out to be," Macon said. "They got into the tournament and won a game a little quicker than I thought they would. But Coach Anderson is doing a great job. I think I could come right in up there and fit right in."

Macon played three years at Little Rock Parkview with current Razorback freshman point guard Anton Beard.

"I knew he was going to go up there and play great and prove it to everybody," Macon said. "That's definitely what he did."

As for a decision, Macon is not in a rush.

"I will need to sit down and talk with my mom and a few others, but I am in no hurry," Macon said. "I've still got another year to play. The main thing is for me just to concentrate on my grades and make sure I can do the things I need to do to graduate and qualify."

Macon played his AAU basketball for Arkansas Hawks coach Bill Ingram.

“He had a great season and he really started showing what he could do a couple of years ago when he was playing for us in a game against (AAU stars) Malik Newman and Emmanuel Muiday,” Hawks coach Bill Ingram said.

“I think he was 8-of-8 from the field that game, had 8 rebounds and 8 assists that night and you could just see that he was getting it,” Ingram said. “That night I talked to one college coach that said he was the best player on the floor.”

Macon shot 46.5 overall from the field this season, 36.9 percent from 3-point range (79-of-214) and 88.7 percent from the free throw line (230-of-260).

“He has really become a better rebounder and all around player and the fact that he grew three inches has really helped him become a big guard that can do a lot of things,” Ingram said.

Macon averaged 24.6 points, 7.6 rebounds and 4 assists per game during the postseason while leading his team to the NJCAA National Tournament quarterfinals.

He was named to the All-Tournament squad after the Bulldogs downed Eastern Florida State 72-68 and Indian Hills 78-67 before losing to Hill College 73-72 in overtime.

Macon had 25 points and 11 rebounds in that season finale.

"I really even surprised myself," Macon said. "I just came in and worked hard and had a great season. I want to keep working on my ball-handling, but I really like how my all-around game is coming around."

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