Former Arkansas forward Hunter Mickelson has decided to transfer to the University of Kansas.
Mickelson, was a target of Bill Self coming out of high school but decided to stay in his home state and play for the Hogs. The 6'10" forward averaged 5.4 points and 3.4 rebounds for Arkansas last season. He also recorded 39 blocks.
Mickelson will have to sit out the upcoming season and will have two years of eligibility left. He will try to replace Kansas' big men, Jeff Withey and Kevin Young, who were seniors this year.
Redshirting Mickelson will be good for him. This will give him the opportunity to get stronger and improve his game.
Kansas may be a better fit for the big man than Arkansas. Bill Self and his staff have done wonders with big men over the past few years. The Morris twins, Thomas Robinson and Jeff Withey are all prime examples.
Mickelson's spot on the Razorbacks will be quickly filled with incoming five-star recruit, Bobby Portis. Portis, a 6'10" center is a strong, physical player and is able to get up and down the court (perfect for Mike Anderson's style of play).