After plenty of offseason uncertainty, the 2024-25 Arkansas Razorbacks basketball roster is starting to take shape. When John Calipari was officially hired to be the Hawgs’ next head coach, he was tasked with building a completely new Arkansas basketball lineup after every scholarship player from last year’s Arkansas basketball team either transferred or graduated following the NCAA Tournament. Calipari, who cemented his place as one of the best recruiters in college basketball history during his 15 seasons at Kentucky, hit the ground running and has already put together a team that looks like it will be a force to be reckoned with in the SEC.

The Razorbacks have the No. 3 overall, and No. 1-ranked transfer class in the country, according to 247Sports. Calipari targeted and landed multiple players who were at one point on the Kentucky basketball roster, and just got a massive boost when former Wildcats guard D.J. Wagner announced his intention attend Arkansas in the fall. With only eight players signed and five scholarships available, Calipari still has work to do in building his team and fine-tuning Arkansas basketball recruiting. If you love the Razorbacks, or just want the latest roster updates and college basketball transfer portal news, be sure to see what the proven team of insiders are saying at HawgSports, the 247Sports affiliate that covers Arkansas.

The team of insiders at are providing up-to-the-minute scoop on the latest intel surrounding the Arkansas basketball coaching transition and roster changes. Launched in 2002, HawgSports has established itself as the top source for insider Arkansas basketball coverage. Trey Biddy, Danny West and Connor Goodson have a combined 30 years of experience covering the Razorbacks professionally. And right now, HawgSports is offering 30% off the first year of an annual subscription*, so now is the time to sign up.

The team at HawgSports has full coverage of who is coming and who is going on the Arkansas basketball roster. Head to HawgSports now to see all the insider info.

Arkansas basketball roster departures 

Last year’s Arkansas team returned 36.3% of its scoring from the 2022-23 roster, which is a high rate in this age of the transfer portal. But this year’s Arkansas Razorbacks squad returns .0003% of its scoring, thanks to the lone holdover, Lawson Blake, scoring just one point a year ago. Thus, Calipari has a complete roster overhaul to make as the 2024-25 Arkansas basketball team will have no continuity. Double-digit scorers Tramon Mark and Khalif Battle have respectively transferred to Texas and Gonzaga as part of the mass exodus from Fayetteville.

The Razorbacks’ average age of 22.7 last season was the second-oldest in Division I, when weighted by minutes. The team is losing nine seniors, and even those who lowered the average age have since departed. Layden Blocker and Baye Fall, who were Class of 2023 freshmen and top-10 national prospects at their respective positions, have since committed to other programs. So while Calipari has done a nice job in adding highly-ranked incoming recruits and transfers, he still just has a seven-man squad so there’s lots of work to be done. Join HawgSports to see the latest on all of Arkansas’ roster changes

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Calipari flipped a trio of four-star prospects that he originally signed at Kentucky in small forward Karter Knox, brother of NBA player Kevin Knox, small forward Billy Richmond, and combo guard Boogie Fland. All three players are ranked among the top-25 high school prospects in the 2024 class and project to be future NBA draft picks. While raw, each of the three players are elite athletes that are capable of making an instant impact on both ends of the floor as freshmen.

Calipari has already locked up the No. 1 transfer class in the country, with three of his former Kentucky players serving as the headliners. Guard D.J. Wagner, small forward Adou Thiero and center Zvonimir Ivisic all played for the Wildcats as freshmen in 2023-24, and project to be potential starters for Arkansas this season. Lastly, Calipari also landed former FAU guard Johnell Davis, who was a key piece in the Owls’ run to the Final Four in 2023. Join HawgSports to get the latest on all of Arkansas’ roster additions.

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Calipari has already been in contact with multiple transfers from power-conference teams, so be sure to join HawgSports to see who they are and get the rest of the insider roster news

Who are the top names Arkansas basketball is pursuing under coach John Calipari, and which power-conference transfers could land in Fayetteville? Go to HawgSports to see their insider information, all from a team of reporters with years of experience covering the Razorbacks, and find out. And reminder, HawgSports is offering 30% off the first year of an annual VIP membership*, so subscribe now before it’s too late.

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