BASKETBALL: Patsatsia To Transfer

Freshman guard Levan Patsatsia will not be back with the Razorbacks next season. Sources close to the basketball program told Hawgs Illustrated that Patsatsia would transfer from Arkansas at the end of the semester.

No official news about Patsatsia's departure had been released by the Arkansas athletic department as of Wednesday, and coach John Pelphrey couldn't be reached.

Patsatsia, a 6-foot-6, 215-pounder from the Republic of Georgia in the former Soviet Union, was recruited by Pelphrey to add depth in the backcourt.

Though a skilled shooter, Patsatsia had trouble keeping up with athleticism of Division I basketball. He appeared in just eight games, logging 17 minutes and scoring his lone points on a 3-pointer against Northwestern State on Dec. 19.

Arkansas now has three scholarships left to fill for next season. Pelphrey is expected to fill at least two of those spots and could fill all three.

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