Arkansas basketball signs Louisiana forward
Arkansas basketball coach Mike Anderson reached into Louisiana to add the first official member of his 2016 recruiting class.
Adrio Bailey signed a National Letter of Intent with the Razorbacks on Wednesday, Anderson announced.
Bailey, a 6-foot-8 forward from Campti’s Lakeview High School, is ranked as the No. 11 player in Louisiana and the No. 50 small forward in the country by Rivals.com, and rated as a three-star player by 247sports.com.
“Adrio is an explosive player with tremendous athletic ability and has that toughness we are looking for,” Anderson said in a release. “His length, ability to score, defend, run the floor and attack the basket make him an exciting playmaker that fits what we do in the #Fastest40 Minutes of basketball.”
As a junior, he averaged 15 points, 10 rebounds, four assists, three steals and 2.3 blocks per game while leading his team to a Class 2A state runner-up finish.
“Adrio’s character, incredible instincts for the game and passion for winning make him perfect for our program,” Anderson said. “We couldn’t be happier to have this exceptional talent join the Razorback family.”
Bailey committed to Arkansas on Oct. 18 during his official visit. He will join the team during the 2016-17 season.
Wednesday was the first day of basketball’s early signing period. The Razorbacks have three other players committed in the Class of 2016, but Bailey was the only one to sign Wednesday.