Arkansas Razorbacks may be planning a visit with talented transfer guard

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Chaos in college basketball amid the declaration deadline for the 2024 NBA Draft is just beginning. Dozens of players have expressed their desire to enter the transfer portal, such as former Miami Hurricanes shooting guard Wooga Poplar. According to the On3 Kentucky site, Arkansas is in a prime position to receive an official visit from the Prime Minister. Poplar heads to Oregon next week and plans to visit Kentucky, although a date has yet to be determined.

The former Hurricanes star had his best season as a junior, scoring 13 points per game on 42% shooting. Three-point shooting continues to improve year over year as he drained 39% of his attempts. Poplar has plenty of college experience with 100 games played through his first three seasons.

If Arkansas is lucky enough to land the 6-5 guard, it could create a logjam on the perimeter for Calipari. That might not be a bad thing considering the experience Johnell Davis and Poplar would bring. Davis brings four years and 128 career games played to the Razorbacks, which could keep young players like Boogie Fland, Billy Richmond and Karter Knox calm during the biggest moments of the season.

John Calipari shared his plans for another impact transfer addition to his first Razorbacks roster next season. This week, the SEC holds its spring meetings in Destin, where the Arkansas coach shared his new approach with the media members in attendance.

This shift in recruiting philosophy doesn’t exactly match Calipari’s approach at Kentucky and Memphis. He understands that change is necessary and must adapt before he is left behind. Calipari would not elaborate on his plans to add a ninth player to the Arkansas roster, not even a hint was given.

Arkansas’ newest addition could be a scoring protector, a stretch forward or even a physical rim protector. The deadline to withdraw from next month’s NBA Draft is March 30 at midnight. Then Calipari knows exactly who to target for that elusive final spot.


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