The John Calipari that left the Kentucky Wildcats isn't the same John Calipari that Arkansas basketball landed. Coach Cal was notorious for not paying much attention to the college basketball transfer portal while in Lexington, but he's made a reversal since becoming the Arkansas basketball coach. The Hogs rank first in terms of Class of 2024 transfer commits, per 247Sports, while Calipari is still hitting home runs as a recruiter. Arkansas basketball has the No. 6 incoming freshmen class, and combined with the elite crop of transfers heading to Fayetteville, Arkansas basketball recruiting is ranked No. 3 overall.

Even with that, the 2024-25 Arkansas basketball roster isn't a finished product as the team lost roughly a dozen players from last year's squad. Who could Calipari still land from the 2024-25 college basketball transfer portal, and which uncommitted prospects have Arkansas on their minds? If you love the Razorbacks, or just want the latest roster updates and college basketball transfer portal news, be sure to see what the proven team of insiders are saying at HawgSports, the 247Sports affiliate that covers Arkansas.

The team of insiders at are providing up-to-the-minute scoop on the latest intel surrounding the Arkansas basketball coaching transition and roster changes. Launched in 2002, HawgSports has established itself as the top source for insider Arkansas basketball coverage. Trey Biddy, Danny West and Connor Goodson have a combined 30 years of experience covering the Razorbacks professionally. And right now, HawgSports is offering 30% off the first year of an annual subscription*, so now is the time to sign up.

The team at HawgSports has full coverage of who is coming and who is going on the Arkansas basketball roster. Head to HawgSports now to see all the insider info.

Arkansas basketball roster departures 

Last year's Arkansas team returned 36.3% of its scoring from the 2022-23 roster, which is a high rate in this age of the transfer portal. But this year's Arkansas Razorbacks squad returns .0003% of its scoring, thanks to the lone holdover, Lawson Blake, scoring just one point a year ago. Thus, Calipari has a complete roster overhaul to make as the 2024-25 Arkansas basketball team will have no continuity. Double-digit scorers Tramon Mark and Khalif Battle have respectively transferred to Texas and Gonzaga as part of the mass exodus from Fayetteville.

The Razorbacks' average age of 22.7 last season was the second-oldest in Division I, when weighted by minutes. The team is losing nine seniors, and even those who lowered the average age have since departed. Layden Blocker and Baye Fall, who were Class of 2023 freshmen and top-10 national prospects at their respective positions, have since committed to other programs. So while Calipari has done a nice job in adding highly-ranked incoming recruits and transfers, he still just has a seven-man squad so there's lots of work to be done. Join HawgSports to see the latest on all of Arkansas' roster changes

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The Razorbacks received some good news from the transfer portal in early June when Trevon Brazile announced he was withdrawing from the portal and returning to Arkansas. It came a week after Brazile withdrew his name from the NBA draft, and he was a major contributor for Eric Musselman's unit a year ago. Brazile, a 6-foot-9 forward who still has two years of eligibility remaining, led the Hogs in rebounds (5.9), ranked second in blocks (1.2) and was third in points (8.6) last season.

His return makes the frontcourt the clear strength of the 2024-25 Arkansas basketball team. Calipari landed a pair of 7-footers from the transfer portal in Jonas Aidoo (11.4 points per game at Tennessee) and Zvonimir Ivisic (5.5 at Kentucky). Additionally, forward Adou Thiero (7.2) also followed the coach from Lexington, while wing Billy Richmond is a four-star incoming freshman who averaged 17.6 points, 7.4 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in his senior season. Join HawgSports to get the latest on all of Arkansas' roster additions.

How to get insider Arkansas basketball roster updates

Calipari has already been in contact with multiple transfers from power-conference teams, so be sure to join HawgSports to see who they are and get the rest of the insider roster news

Who are the top names Arkansas basketball is pursuing under coach John Calipari, and which power-conference transfers could land in Fayetteville? Go to HawgSports to see their insider information, all from a team of reporters with years of experience covering the Razorbacks, and find out. And reminder, HawgSports is offering 30% off the first year of an annual VIP membership*, so subscribe now before it's too late.

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