Photo courtesy of Naples First Baptist Academy

Jenkins Signs With Arkansas

Arkansas'' basketball program officially adds Naples, Fla., First Baptist Academy small forward Lorenzo Jenkins (6-7, 215), who has signed his national letter-of-intent and will arrive in Fayetteville on Thursday

Arkansas’ last signee of the 2015 class is officially in the fold.

Razorback basketball head coach Mike Anderson announced Thursday morning that Naples, Fla., First Baptist small forward Lorenzo Jenkins (6-7, 215) had inked his letter of intent.

Jenkins, who averaged 14.3 points, 6.6 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.3 steals per game last season, is scheduled to arrive in Fayetteville later today.

“We are excited to have Lorenzo join the Razorback basketball family,” Anderson said. He is a good student-athlete and a young player for his class that has all the best basketball in front of him. With his work ethic, Lorenzo has a chance to develop into a versatile player for us.”

Jenkins joins Columbia, Mo., Hickman guard Jimmy Whitt (6-4, 170), Kennesaw State transfer center Willy Kouassi (6-10, 233) and former Pulaski Academy star and Texas Tech transfer shooting guard Dusty Hannahs (6-4, 210) as newcomers eligible to play this season for Arkansas.

Kouassi arrived on campus on Wednesday night while Whitt arrived in May and Hannahs redshirted last season.

Jenkins had originally reclassified to the 2016 class, but caught the attention of Arkansas and several other programs while playing AAU basketball this summer.

He ended his prep career with 1,270 points and 612 points and was named his district’s Player of the Year and an Class 3A all-state performer last season.

Arkansas was 29-7 last season, but lost SEC Player of the Year Bobby Portis and Michael Qualls to the NBA as well as seniors Rashard Madden and Alandise Harris.

Jacorey Williams was booted from the team earlier this week after a couple of alleged assaults as well as being arrested for passing counterfeit money along with two teammates

Williams, Anton Beard and transfer Dustin Thomas are all set to be arraigned on Aug. 24th.

Arkansas opens its season Nov. 13 with a home game against Southern and hosts Charleston Southern and Akron before headed to Brooklyn for the NIT Tipoff semifinals.

The Razorbacks will face Georgia Tech in a Thanksgiving Day match-up on Nov. 26 at 1 p.m. CST and face either Stanford or Villanova the following day.

Below is the full schedule:

Nov. 13 - Southern

Nov. 18 - Akron

Nov. 20 - Charleston Southern

Nov. 26 - Georgia Tech (New York)

Nov. 27 - Stanford Or Villanova (New York)

Dec. 1 - Northwestern (La.) State

Dec. 4 - at Wake Forest

Dec. 8 - Evansville

Dec. 12 - Tennessee Tech

Dec. 19 - Mercer (North Little Rock)

Dec. 22 - North Florida

Dec. 30 - at Dayton

Jan. 2 - at Texas A&M

Jan. 5 - Vanderbilt

Jan. 9 - Mississippi State

Jan. 12 - at Missouri

Jan. 16 - at LSU

Jan. 21 - Kentucky

Jan. 23 - at Georgia

Jan. 27 - Texas A&M

Jan. 30 - Texas Tech

Feb. 3 - at Florida

Feb. 6 - Tennessee

Feb. 9 - at Mississippi State

Feb. 13 - at Ole Miss

Feb. 17 - Auburn

Feb. 20 - Missouri

Feb. 23 - LSU

Feb. 27 - at Tennessee

March 2 - at Alabama

March 5 - South Carolina


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