Miami switch guard Lykes commits to Arkansas

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Miami switch Chris Lykes introduced his dedication to the Arkansas basketball program on Wednesday, turning into the Razorbacks’ second switch pickup this spring.

Lykes selected Arkansas over USC.

A 5-foot-7 guard from Maryland, Lykes performed simply two video games this previous season because of harm. In his final full season with the Hurricanes in 2019-20, Lykes averaged 15.4 factors and shot 38.1% from 3-point vary. The season earlier than, he averaged 16.2 factors and three.2 assists.

With senior starters Jalen Tate and Justin Smith anticipated to depart and freshman wing Moses Moody a projected first-round decide, Razorbacks coach Eric Musselman is aiming to reload through the switch portal — as he is achieved the previous a number of seasons with Arkansas and Nevada.

Lykes is the second ACC switch to select the Razorbacks, following former Pittsburgh guard Au’diese Toney. Toney, who introduced his dedication final week, averaged 14.4 factors and 5.9 rebounds final season for the Panthers.

The pair will be a part of freshmen Devo Davis and Jaylin Williams and sixth man JD Notae to type the core of Arkansas’ staff subsequent season. The Razorbacks are anticipated so as to add one other couple of gamers from the switch portal.

Arkansas went 25-7 this previous season, dropping to eventual NCAA champion Baylor within the Elite Eight.