Courtesy Of The University of Arkansas

Jenkins To Transfer From Arkansas

Arkansas and true freshman Lorenzo "Doobie" Jenkins have mutually agreed that he will transfer to a new program.

Lorenzo "Doobie" Jenkins’ Razorback basketball career will consist of seven minutes against Northwestern State on Dec. 1 while scoring three points and grabbing two rebounds.

Arkansas announced Monday morning via a press release that the true freshman small forward from Naples, Fla., would no longer be with the program. 

“After meeting with Lorenzo Jenkins we have mutually decided it is in the best interest of his future to pursue another institution to continue his career,” Anderson said. We wish him nothing but the best moving forward.”

Arkansas is having its annual team awards banquet Monday night at 7 p.m.

Jenkins (6-7, 215) signed with the Razorbacks in early August after Anton Beard, Dustin Thomas and JaCorey Williams were arrested for counterfeiting charges.

Beard would be suspended the first semester while was dismissed from the program after another incident.

Jenkins averaged 14.3 points and 6.6 rebounds his senior season and helped lead First Baptist Academy to three straight district championships.

He joins freshman guard Jimmy Whitt as Razorback players who are transferring and means that Arkansas will not have any of its three signees from 2015 since Ted Kapita was academically ineligible.

The Razorbacks inked four players in the fall signing period – guards Jaylen Barford (6-5, 210) and Daryl Macon (6-4, 180) and forwards Arlando Cook (6-9, 215) and Adrio Bailey (6-8, 205).

Arkansas also has a commitment from Birmingham, Ala., Central Park wingman C.J. Jones (6-5, 180) with the month-long spring signing period opening up Wednesday and lasting through May 18.

Those five and any additional signees will join returning Razorback guards Dusty Hannahs, Anton Beard and Manny Watkins and forwards Moses Kingsley, Trey Thompson and Thomas.

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