Razorback forward Hunter Mickelson granted transfer release

Hunter Mickelson


Razorback sophomore forward Hunter Mickelson was granted a release from his basketball scholarship at the University of Arkansas, and will transfer, the UA announced Wednesday.

“This was a difficult decision,” Mickelson said. “I love being a Razorback, but ultimately I need to do what is best for me. I want to thank the coaching staff, my teammates and all the Razorback fans who showed their support over the past two years.”

Mickelson averaged 5.3 points, and 3.56 rebounds over his two seasons with the Razorbacks. He scored a career high 16 points against Robert Morris last fall and grabbed a career best 13 rebounds against Northwestern State. Mickelson started 25 of his 64 career games, averaging just under 17 minutes per contest.

“Hunter is a fine young man who represents the Razorbacks well both on and off the court,” said Razorback head coach Mike Anderson. “He has improved as a player during his two years at Arkansas and I wish him the best as he pursues his degree and basketball career elsewhere.”