Arkansas guard Julysses Nobles leaving basketball program

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Arkansas guard Julysses Nobles steals the ball from Ryan Bass in a win over Oakland University during the 2011-12 season.

Another offseason, another odd player departure for the Razorback Basketball program.

Arkansas Head Coach Mike Anderson announced today that junior guard Julysses Nobles will not return to Arkansas for his senior season next year.

Nobles (6-1, 193) played three seasons for the Razorbacks, starting 54 of his 91 games. He averaged 7.1 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.9 assists overall with averages of 7.0 points, 2.4 rebounds and 2.3 assists in Southeastern Conference games. In Arkansas’ upset of No. 15 Mississippi State in January, Nobles scored a career high 24 points with seven assists and no turnovers. He tallied a career high 11 assists as a freshman against East Tennessee State

“I appreciate everything that Julysses did for the Razorback program during his three years,” Anderson said. “He is a good young man who will continue to grow and mature. I wish him the best as he pursues another opportunity to play basketball and earn his degree.”

“I have enjoyed my time as a Razorback,” Nobles said. “After speaking with Coach Anderson, I feel it is time for me to move on.”

Three Razorbacks would-be-senior guards Rotnei Clarke and Jeff Peterson, along with forward Glenn Bryant, left the program after last season before completing their eligibility to play at other Division 1 schools.