The University of Arkansas men’s basketball program is following a familiar route to success used by Coach Eric Musselman while at Nevada, hitting the transfer link to find talent. The Razorbacks have added former New Mexico forward Vance Jackson. As a graduate transfer, Jackson will be immediately available to play at Arkansas, having started in 44 games at UNM the last three seasons, averaging 12.2 points per game.
Jackson was as Connecticut for one season before transferring to New Mexico, having played, ironically, against Musselman’s Nevada Wolf Pack twice in 2018-2019, averaging 11.5 points and 7 rebounds in those games. He enters his senior season 10 points shy of the 1,000 mark in his career.
As one former New Mexico Lobo moves to Fayetteville, another is leaving, perhaps to SEC rival Missouri. Point guard Jalen Harris announced last week his intentions to leave the Razorback program. Harris, like Jackson, will be immediately eligible to play at his new home. Harris, who started at New Mexico in 2016-2017, is said to be deciding between Missouri, Georgetown, Seton Hall, Temple, and Louisiana-Lafayette.