Arkansas’ prized 2015 signee has decided to take his talents to a new place.
Razorback freshman guard Jimmy Whitt (6-4, 170) will transfer per a Tuesday released that quoted both Arkansas head coach Mike Anderson and Whitt.
“After meeting with Jimmy, although I don’t agree with his decision, I respect it,” Anderson said. “I had the privilege of watching Jimmy grow up over the years and it was a pleasure coaching him during his freshman season. We wish him and his family the best as he pursues another institution to continue his collegiate career.”
Whitt started the first 10 games of the season and played in all 32 as a freshman while averaging 17.2 minutes per game.
The former Columbia, Mo., Hickman star averaged 6.1 points and 1.7 rebounds while scoring in double figures nine times.
“I have enjoyed my experience at the University of Arkansas, but I feel like it’s time for me to make a change,” said Whitt. “This was a very difficult decision for me and my family. I wish the Razorbacks and my teammates nothing but success in the future.”
No reasons were given for Whitt’s departure.
The Razorbacks will be adding at least six new faces next season, including a pair of first-team Junior College All-Americans in point guard Jaylen Barford (6-5, 210) and shooting guard Daryl Macon (6-4, 180).
Those two join fellow junior college standout Arlando Cook (6-9, 215), Campti, La., Lakeview forward Adrio Bailey (6-8, 205), Birmingham, Ala., Central Park Christian small forward C.J. Jones (6-5, 180) and Colorado transfer Dustin Thomas (6-7, 225) as newcomers next season.