By KIM JOHNSON-THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Arkansas basketball players who have already been accepted for the 2018-2019 school year will be eligible to apply for a scholarship, the University of Arkansas announced Friday.
The 2018- 2019 school year is officially closed.
The scholarship awards are available at the school’s website.
Arkansas announced Friday that its basketball team is on track to receive the most scholarship money ever for a single sport, with $9.9 million for the 2019-2020 season.
That equates to $10.4 million for each of the team’s three positions and $1.9 billion for the entire program.
That’s more than the $8.4 billion in total annual scholarship payments that the NCAA and other schools made over the same period.
The team’s first-team all-Big 12 selection this season is the junior guard/forward Jordan Bell, who had four points, five rebounds and five assists in the Razorbacks’ 82-64 win over Oklahoma on Saturday night.
The five-star junior, who committed to Arkansas in February, will be among the top four freshmen to receive scholarships in the 2019 season.
The 2018-2018 class is led by freshman guards Darrion Scott, a top-ranked prospect in the 2018 class and a consensus All-Big Ten pick, and Xavier Johnson, the 2018 and 2019 top-100 recruits.
The Razorbacks are expected to start the 2019 basketball season on the road against Oklahoma State on Dec. 13, 2018.
The 2017-2018 season was the first time in program history that two freshman guard/sophomores played a full season in the same conference.
The Razorbacks will be the only SEC school to have two sophomores on the team next season.
Arklahoma State’s season will end at 7 p.m. on Dec, 21, 2018 at the Bison Arena in Norman, Okla.
The game is scheduled for 6 p.s.m., with an 8 p.p.m.-7 a.m.—Mountain Time, according to Oklahoma State’s schedule.
A look at the five players who will be attending Oklahoma State in 2018:Jordan Bell, junior guard, ArkansasA high school standout, Jordan Bell chose to play for the Razorback program in March 2018 after receiving his bachelor’s degree from the University Of Arkansas.
Bell started his college career at Oklahoma State, averaging 11.5 points and 4.8 rebounds per game in the 2017-18 season, and he is considered one of the best guards in the country at his position.
He earned the Big 12 Player of the Year award as a sophomore in 2017-19 and led the Cowboys to a spot in the Big Dance Final Four and a berth in the NCAA Tournament.
Bell is currently the No. 1 recruit in the class of 2018 by 247Sports, and Rivals is ranking him as the No, 2 prospect in America.
He is a consensus three-star prospect in Arkansas.
The 6-foot-8 junior is ranked No. 27 in the 247Sports Composite.
He had a breakout season as a junior in 2018, averaging 15.2 points, 6.9 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game.
Bell, a six-star recruit, committed to the Razorbegs in February.
He earned a commitment to the University in March, and chose the Razor and Big 12 over offers from Oklahoma State and Arizona State.
The 20-year-old Bell is a four-star, three-point shooter who will play the point in his new team.
He has a great feel for the game and has shown in the past that he can make shots on the move.
Bell and his family are expecting to be back in Norman by the end of 2018.