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Arkansas’ Darious Hall and C.J. Jones will transfer

The Hogs are now without a rising junior and sophomore.

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The Arkansas Razorbacks are losing a pair of basketball players. The Razorbacks announced, via a release on Wednesday, that Darious Hall and C.J. Jones are intending on transferring from the program.

A season ago, Jones and Hall were solid role players for an Arkansas team that made it into the NCAA Tournament. Jones, a sophomore guard, averaged 6.3 points per game. Meanwhile Hall, a freshman forward, averaged 5.1 points and 3.1 rebounds per game.

The loss of C.J. Jones means that the Razorbacks currently boast only two scholarship juniors on their roster, per their Verbal Commits page. Those being Adrio Bailey and Louisiana Tech Bulldogs transfer Jalen Harris, who didn’t play in the 2017-18 season. They, of course, will be losing the likes of Anton Beard, Jaylen Barford, Daryl Macon, Trey Thompson, Dustin Thomas and Arlando Cook all to graduation this offseason. So, it’s fair to say that the 2018-19 Hogs will lack a lot of experience. That being said, it’s now a good thing that Daniel Gafford is returning to the program for his sophomore season.

Hall, meanwhile, was a three-star recruit before arriving onto Arkansas’ campus this past summer. After a pretty decent season in red and white, in which he averaged 14.8 minutes per game, he figures to have some suitors in the transfer market. Mike Anderson was smart to haul in a lot of freshman last year, as he’ll have three rising sophomores now heading into next season with Hall’s departure. Those include the aforementioned Gafford, Khalil Garland and Gabe Osabuohien.

Best of luck to both Jones and Hall in their next landing spots, of course.