canada africa partner reservation Former Kentucky Forward commits to Arkansas after official visit

Former Kentucky Forward commits to Arkansas after official visit


FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – For the second time this season, a former Kentucky player from last season has committed to the Razorbacks. Former Wildcats forward Adou Thiero will follow his coach John Calipari after an official visit to the Hogs last Wednesday, he announced via Instagram.

Thiero chose the Razorbacks over North Carolina, Pittsburgh, Indiana and Kentucky. The 6-foot-1, 220-pound forward made 19 starts in 25 games this season, posting seven points, five rebounds and more than one block per game.

He played in 45 games with the Wildcats over the past two seasons. However, as a sophomore, he made leaps in production. Thiero improved his shooting percentage from the floor to 49% and was an 80% free throw shooter. His best performance came against Kansas in November, when he dropped 16 points and 13 boards for the Jayhawks, both career highs.

As a recruit, Thiero was ranked as the No. 138 prospect of the class of 2022, was the No. 20 combo guard and also the No. 3 player in Pennsylvania. 247sports ranks him as the No. 27 player in the transfer portal and the No. 6 small forward of the cycle.

So far, Arkansas has created shockwaves with its activities in the transfer portal. Calipari has landed former FAU guard Johnell Davis, who is widely considered a Top 3 transfer. Former Tennessee center Jonas Aidoo committed to the Razorbacks as the No. 11 player in the portal. Thiero joins former Kentucky teammate and No. 49 transfer Zvonimir Ivisic in Fayetteville.

The three transfers from Arkansas join a trio of true five-star freshmen in point guard Boogie Fland and small forwards Karter Knox and Billy Richmond.


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