Top-50 senior Shelley dedicates to Razorbacks

  • Jeff Borzello, ESPN Personnel WriterSep 11, 2023, 01:46 PM ET


    • Basketball recruiting expert.
    • Joined ESPN in 2014.
    • Graduate of University of Delaware.Arkansas landed its

first recruit of the 2024 class on Monday, with top-50 senior Jalen Shelley announcing his dedication to the Razorbacks.Shelley selected Eric Musselman’s program over a long list of schools that consisted of Louisville, Ohio State, Texas A&M, LSU, Houston and others. “I chose Arkansas since of their consistency and self-confidence in me,” he informed ESPN.”Their plan for my advancement stood apart to me. The way they broke whatever down statistically, to the last detail. Their belief in me caused me to completely rely on Coach Muss and the rest of the personnel associated with the program.” Shelley took a main visit to Arkansas this previous weekend, his 2nd time on the Fayetteville school after taking an unofficial trip last fall.”On the visit, the way the coaches spoke extremely about my capacity and opportunity to be excellent truly moved me, “he said.”Everything that was stated was very in-depth and showed what they could do for a guy like me. I’m a fantastic fit in their system, which also helped my decision.”A 6-foot-7 small forward from Frisco, Texas who plays his high school ball at Link Year Prep (Missouri)

, Shelley is ranked No. 43 in the ESPN 100 for 2024. He’s the No. 14 little forward in the country.Shelley played in 21 games for Houston Hoops and Pro Skills on the Nike EYBL circuit this spring and summer, averaging 12.4 points, 5.5 rebounds

and 2.0 assists.He’s Arkansas’ first dedication in the 2024 class, as the Razorbacks seek to land their 3rd straight nationally-ranked recruiting class. Fellow ESPN

100 prospects Isaiah Elohim, Rakease Passmore and Tre Johnson all have actually official gos to arranged to Arkansas, while top-30 senior Annor Boateng has actually currently taken a main check out to Fayetteville.Since the 2020 class, Musselman has actually landed 14 high school recruits– with all 14 ranked inside the ESPN 100.

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