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Jack Williams, D1CoachCorner.com 2:00am September 14, 2016 (Revised 10-5-2016 to include Aaron Ross of Texas Tech)

Arkansas Players in Division 1 NCAA Basketball (2016)

Where are Arkansas Players being recruited today? And which player will make the biggest impact in the NCAA come 2016-2017?

Arkansas’ five (5) biggest impact players of 2016-2017:

1. KeVaughn Allen

KeVaughn Allen, who made the SEC All-Freshman Team in 2016, was definitely the most recognized player out of Arkansas in 2015-2016. He is now the go-to-guy in Florida for scoring. He started in 34 out of 36 games last season averaging 11.6 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game last season.
College: Florida
College Coach: Michael White
High School: North Little Rock
High School Coach: Johnny Rice
SEC Projections 2016-2017: http://d1coachcorner.com/2016-2017/Southeastern-Conference-Basketball-2016-2017-Very-Early-Predictions.htm

2. Malik Monk

Ranked as high as #9 in the country, Malik Monk is one of the reasons why Kentucky is favored to win the NCAA Championship this season. The high flying Arkansas native from Bentonville is sure to go pro after the 2016-2017 season.
College: Kentucky
College Coach: John Calipari
High School: Bentonville
High School Coach: Jason Mcmahan
SEC Projections 2016-2017: http://d1coachcorner.com/2016-2017/Southeastern-Conference-Basketball-2016-2017-Very-Early-Predictions.htm

3. Kahron Ross

Ross was named the Patriot League Rookie of the Year in 2015. Averaging 11.2 points, 2.8 rebounds and 6.1 assists per game, Ross leads all point guards in the Patriot League in assists. The junior point guard is also Lehigh’s third best scorer.
College: Lehigh
College Coach: Brett Reed
High School: Jonesboro
High School Coach: Wes Swift
Patriot League Projections 2016-2017: http://www.d1coachcorner.com/2016-2017/Patriot-League-Basketball-2016-2017-Very-Early-Projections.htm

4. Jaylen Franklin

Franklin was named the Southland Freshman of the Year for 2016. He was Abilene Christian’s top scorer Averaging 16.2 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game.
College: Abilene Christian
College Coach: Joe Golding
High School: Parkview
High School Coach: Al Flanigan
Southland Conference Projections 2016-2017: http://d1coachcorner.com/2016-2017/Southland-Conference-Basketball-2016-2107-Very-Early-Projections.htm

5. I.J. Ready

Ready is Mississippi State’s leading point guard. He Averaged 10.1 points, 2.8 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game. He is a starting senior that will be looking to lead a very good Mississippi State team to the NCAA Tournament this coming season.
College: Mississippi State
College Coach: Ben Howland
High School: Parkview
High School Coach: Al Flanigan
SEC Projections 2016-2017: http://d1coachcorner.com/2016-2017/Southeastern-Conference-Basketball-2016-2017-Very-Early-Predictions.htm

Other notable Arkansas Players in the NCAA:

SEC

Justin Leon
College: Florida
College Coach: Michael White
High School: Conway High School
High School Coach: James Bates

Anton Beard
College: Arkansas
College Coach: Mike Anderson
High School: North Little Rock
High School Coach: Johnny Rice

Dusty Hannahs
College: Arkansas
College Coach: Mike Anderson
High School: Pulaski Academy
High School Coach: Roger Franks

Payton Willis
College: Vanderbilt
College Coach: Bryce Drew
High School: Fayetteville
High School Coach: Kyle Adams

Daryl Macon
College: Arkansas
College Coach: Mike Anderson
High School: Parkview
High School Coach: Al Flanigan

Trey Thompson
College: Arkansas
College Coach: Mike Anderson
High School: Forrest City
High School Coach: Dwight White

Mitchell Smith
College: Missouri
College Coach: Kim Anderson
High School: Van Buren
High School Coach: Randy Loyd

SEC Projections 2016-2017: http://d1coachcorner.com/2016-2017/Southeastern-Conference-Basketball-2016-2017-Very-Early-Predictions.htm

Big Ten

Eric Curry
College: Minnesota
College Coach: Richard Pitino
High School: South West Christian Academy
High School Coach: Charles Baker

American

Lawson Korita
College: Tulsa
College Coach: Frank Haith
High School: Pulaski Academy
High School Coach: Roger Franks

Shawn Williams
College: East Carolina
College Coach: Jeff Lebo
High School: Maumelle
High School Coach: Michael Shook

SWAC

Christian Robertson
College: Alabama A&M
College Coach: Willie Hayes
High School: Monticello
High School Coach: Jason Schmidt

Joe'Randle Toliver

College: Arkansas-Pine Bluff
College Coach: George Ivory
High School: Jonesboro
High School Coach: Wes Swift

Trent Steen
College: Arkansas-Pine Bluff
College Coach: George Ivory
High School: Forrest City
High School Coach: Dwight Lofton

SWAC Projections 2016-2017: http://d1coachcorner.com/2016-2017/SWAC-Basketball-2016-2017-Very-Early-Projections.htm

Sun Belt

Jalen Jackson
College: Little Rock (UALR)
College Coach: Wes Flanigan
High School: West Memphis High School
High School Coach: Larry Bray

Ryan Pippins
College: Little Rock (UALR)
College Coach: Wes Flanigan
High School: Park View
High School Coach: Al Flanigan

Andre Jones
College: Little Rock (UALR)
College Coach: Wes Flanigan
High School: Malvern
High School Coach: Chris Meseke

Shandon 'Biggie' Goldman
College: Little Rock (UALR)
College Coach: Wes Flanigan
High School: Lincoln
High School Coach: Tim Rich

Kelvin Robinson
College: Little Rock (UALR)
College Coach: Wes Flanigan
High School: Episcopal
High School Coach: Micah Marsh

Tamas Bruce
College: Arkansas State
College Coach: Grant McCasland
High School: Osceola High School
High School Coach: Frankie Gathen

Jake Scoggins
College: Arkansas State
College Coach: Grant McCasland
High School: Benton High School
High School Coach: Chris Nail

Dederick Lee
College: Southern Alabama
College Coach: Matthew Graves
High School: Clarksville High School
High School Coach: Tony Davis

Sun Belt Projections 2016-2017: http://d1coachcorner.com/2016-2017/Sun-Belt-Basketball-2016-2017-Very-Early-Projections.htm

Missouri Valley Conference

Austin Reaves
College: Wichita State
College Coach: Gregg Marshall
High School: Cedar Ridge
High School Coach: Isaac Middlebrooks

Tyler McCullough
College: Missouri State
College Coach: Paul Lusk
High School: Fayetteville High School
High School Coach: Kyle Adams

Missoui Valley Projections 2016-2017: http://d1coachcorner.com/2016-2017/Missouri-Valley-Conference-Basketball-2016-2017-Very-Early-Projections.htm

Conference USA

Tyrik Dixon
College: Middle Tennessee State
College Coach: Kermit Davis
High School: Southwest Christian Academy
High School Coach: Charles Baker

Adrian Moore
College: UTEP
College Coach: Tim Floyd
High School: North Little Rock
High School Coach: Johnny Rice

Conference USA Projections 2016-2017: http://d1coachcorner.com/2016-2017/Conference-USA-Basketball-2016-2017-Very-Early-Projections.htm

Southland

Torry Butler
College: Sam Houston State
College Coach: Jason Hooten
High School: Monticello High School
High School Coach: Jason Schmidt

Keith Charleston
College: S.E. Louisiana
College Coach: Jay Ladner
High School: Jacksonville High School
High School Coach: Victor Joyner

Lonell 'Trey' Lenox
College: Abilene Christian
College Coach: Joe Golding
High School: Hot Springs High School
High School Coach: Rodney Echols

Ethan Lee
College: UCA
College Coach: Russ Pennell
High School: Camden Fairview High School
High School Coach: Derek Harrell

Brandon Vanover
College: UCA
College Coach: Russ Pennell
High School: The Baptist Preparatory School - Upper School
High School Coach: Brian Ross

Southland Projections 2016-2017: http://d1coachcorner.com/2016-2017/Southland-Conference-Basketball-2016-2107-Very-Early-Projections.htm

Big 12

*Aaron Ross
College: Texas Tech
College Coach: Chris Beard
High School: Parkview
High School Coach: Al Flanigan

CAA

Marquise Pointer
College: College of Charleston
College Coach: Earl Grant
High School: Jonesboro
High School Coach: Wes Swift

Jack Williams, D1coachcorner.com

Florida's KeVaughn Allen drives down the court while defended by South Carolina's Sindarius Thornwell during the overtime of an NCAA college basketball game against Florida Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016, in Columbia, S.C. South Carolina won in 73-69 in overtime. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)
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