Arkansas loses its top hire amid coaching hunt

  • Jeff Borzello, ESPN

    • Personnel WriterApr 6, 2024, 12:48 PM ET Close Basketball recruiting insider.
    • Joined ESPN in 2014.
    • Graduate of University of Delaware.Top-50 senior Jalen Shelley has asked for a release from his letter of intent to Arkansas and prepares to resume his recruitment, he informed ESPN on Saturday.Shelley initially committed to the Razorbacks in September, but coach Eric Musselman left earlier today for the head-coaching task at USC.When Shelley picked Arkansas, he picked the Razorbacks over a long list that consisted of Louisville, Ohio State, Texas A&M, LSU and Houston.Shelley was one of 2 players in Arkansas ‘2024 class, alongside Isaiah Elohim. UMass transfer Josh Cohen had actually also dedicated to the Razorbacks, however he quickly turned

      to USC after Musselman’s relocation. Elohim has yet to reveal his intentions.Editor’s Picks 1 Related A 6-foot-7 forward from Frisco, Texas, Shelley played this past season at Link Year Preparation(Missouri). His senior season ended with a loss to Paul VI(Virginia)in the Chipotle Nationals on Friday, a game in which Shelley had 10 points and 6 rebounds. He had 15 points and 9 boards in a win over Respected Prep on Thursday.In 21 games on the Nike EYBL circuit last spring and summertime, Shelley balanced 12.4 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.0 helps.

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