In somewhat interesting timing, Arkansas shooting guard, Jordan Phillips announced his decision to transfer from the Arkansas Basketball program immediately. Razorback head coach, Mike Anderson has been very complimentary of the young freshman but has apparently not received the minutes he expected when he returned from injury halfway through the nonconference slate.
In November, Anderson was quoted, “(Phillips) has got a chance to come and practice and see what he brings to the table. I’m excited about it.” Anderson said. “I really believe he’ll help us add some more depth to our bench. He is that other piece that we have got to have. A versatile, lke a big guard really. Watching (Phillips), you can see the rebounding and physicality he brings to the floor having a guy that can make some lays. we look forward to getting him back,” Anderson said.
Obviously, it looked like Phillips was destined for a solid career according to Anderson but sadly that was not the case. In his limited action in seven games, Phillips played 5.4 minutes per game, 1.4 points per game and shot 15 percent from the floor. Phillips never was able to get into the flow of things after his injury and that most likely resulted in his decision to transfer from Arkansas.
Phillips came to Arkansas as the 190th ranked basketball player in the nation for the 2018 recruiting class, the 42nd ranked guard and 11th overall player in the state of Texas. He chose Arkansas over Georgetown, Oklahoma State and many others. We wish him well here at the Arkansas Hog Pen!