Arkansas freshman Jimmy Whitt has decided to transfer from the school at the conclusion of the spring semester. The program announced the news in a press release Wednesday.
Whitt averaged 6.1 points and 17.2 minutes per game during the 2015-16 season. His playing time diminished toward the end of the year, as he played a total of 43 minutes in Arkansas’ final four games.
“I have enjoyed my experience at the University of Arkansas, but I feel like it’s time for me to make a change,” Whitt said in the release. “This was a very difficult decision for me and my family. I wish the Razorbacks and my teammates nothing but success in the future.”
Whitt is a former four-star recruit from Columbia, Mo. He entered Arkansas as the No. 68 player nationally, the No. 20 shooting guard in the country and No. 1 player in Missouri.
“After meeting with Jimmy, although I don’t agree with his decision, I respect it,” coach Mike Anderson said. “I had the privilege of watching Jimmy grow up over the years and it was a pleasure coaching him during his freshman season. We wish him and his family the best as he pursues another institution to continue his collegiate career.”
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