Since becoming the Arkansas Razorbacks basketball coach, John Calipari has utilized the college basketball transfer portal. Calipari has enabled Arkansas basketball to land the top 2024 transfer class in the nation, per 247Sports, while he's maintained his recruiting chops as the Hogs have the No. 6 incoming freshmen class. Coach Cal has hopes of taking the Razorbacks back to the promised land, as the 2024-25 Arkansas basketball season will be the 30th anniversary of the program's lone national title. But after a complete Arkansas basketball roster turnover, Calipari just has seven players slated to be a part of the 2024-25 Arkansas basketball team.

The college basketball transfer portal is now closed, but existing players still in it are able to commit to programs. So, who can Calipari still add to his first Arkansas team, and which impact players can become Arkansas basketball recruits? 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 

Arkansas had one of the most experienced rosters in Division I last year as its top nine players in terms of total points scored were in, at least, their third seasons of college basketball. All nine are now departed from Fayetteville, Ark. That includes the team's only double-digit scorers in Tramon Mark (16.2 ppg) and Khalif Battle (14.8 ppg), both of whom still have collegiate eligibility. Mark entered the transfer portal and has since committed to Texas, his third school in three years, while Battle is off to Gonzaga, which will be the fourth school of his college career.

The top underclassmen from last year are also off to greener pastures as C Baye Fall and PG Layden Blocker were top-10 national prospects at their respective positions from the Class of 2023 but have since committed to Kansas State and DePaul, respectively. The Hogs also lost a pair of incoming recruits who had committed to former coach Eric Musselman. While Arkansas lost 4-star prospects Jalen Shelley and Isaiah Elohim, Musselman did not as the two forwards decommitted from Arkansas to only join the former Hogs coach at his new job at USC. Join HawgSports to see the latest on all of Arkansas' roster changes

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After already landing two Kentucky transfers, Arkansas has its sights set on potentially a third, DJ Wagner. Formerly the No. 6 overall prospect in the Class of 2023, Wagner visited Arkansas over Mother's Day Weekend. He is the top combo guard still in the portal, even after a somewhat underwhelming freshman season at Kentucky with 9.9 points and 3.3 assists per game.

The Hogs have also been linked to seniors still in the portal like Wooga Poplar, who played last year for Miami (FL), and Coleman Hawkins, who spent last year at Illinois. Poplar had four 20-point games last season and averaged 13.1 points with 4.8 rebounds. Hawkins is one of the most versatile players in college basketball and was All-Big Ten third-team last year. He was the only player in the conference to rank in the top 15 in total rebounds, assists, steals and blocks, and he also added 12.1 points per game. 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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