Arkansas will get an official visit from one of its four early basketball signees this weekend.
Warner, Okla., Connors State College power forward Arlando Cook (6-9, 215) – who signed with the Razorbacks in November after just visiting unofficially – will get the official treatment this weekend.
Arkansas (5-4) is hosting Tennessee Tech Saturday night at 7 p.m.
Cook is averaging 15.4 points and 11.1 rebounds this season for Connors State (13-1), who is ranked ninth nationally.
He had 13 points as the Cowboys finished up their pre-Christmas slate with a 110-82 win over Brookhaven Thursday night.
Connors State has scored over 100 points in five games this season as is averaging 94.9 points per game.
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Campti, La., Lakeview forward Adrio Bailey (6-8, 205), another one of Arkansas’ early signees, had 41 points and 17 rebounds Tuesday night in a 64-61 loss to Leesville.
It was his eighth straight double-double this season.
Bailey is averaging 19.2 points, 13 rebounds, 3.2 blocks and 2.5 steals per game this season.
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Arkansas signee Jaylen Barford (6-5, 210) continues to lead the nation in scoring at 27.8 points per game for Motlow College (13-3).
He is also averaging 7.6 rebounds and 4.4 assists while shooting 59.1 percent (166-of-281) from the field, 38 percent (27-of-71) from 3-point range and 81 percent (85-of-105) from the field.
Barford, who also leads the nation in minutes play while averaging 31.5 minutes per outing, is seventh in career scoring and rebounding at Motlow and 10th in assists.
He had 33 points, 8 assists, 4 rebounds and 2 steals in Motlow’s 80-71 win over Roane on Monday that completed their first semester games.
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Daryl Macon (6-4, 180), the fourth of Arkansas’ early period signees, is third nationally in scoring at 24.4 points per game and also averaging 4.5 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game for Holmes, Miss., Community College (8-1).
He is shooting 49.5 percent from the field (52-of-105), 41.7 percent (20-of-48) from 3-point range and 84.5 percent (71-of-84) for Holmes.