Musselman: "We're absolutely thrilled" with 5th-Ranked Recruiting Class

Head Coach Eric Musselman talks about his first full signing class at Arkansas, complete with Moses Moody‘s signing on Friday and KK Robinson‘s signing on Monday. Mussleman also discusses Isaiah Joe’s decision to put his name in the NBA Draft but not hire an agent.

Coach Muss Press Conference: Signing Class Part 1 (Jackson, Tate, Davis)

Arkansas MBB 2020 Signing Class (as of 4/20/20)

NameHTWTPos.Hometown / High School (Previous School)
Davonte "Devo" Davis %6-4175GJacksonville, Ark. / Jacksonville HS
Vance Jackson *6-9230FPasadena, Calif. / Prolific Prep (Univ. of New Mexico)
Moses Moody6-6200GLittle Rock, Ark. / Montverde (Fla.) Academy)
Khalen "KK" Robinson6-0170GBryant Ark. / Oak Hill (Va,) Academy
Justin Smith *6-7230FBuffalo Grove, Ill. / Stevenson HS (Indiana University)
Jalen Tate *6-6175GPickerington, Ohio / Pickerington Central HS (Northern Kentucky Univ.)
Jaylin Williams6-10230FFort Smith, Ark. / Northside HS
% - signed in Nov. 2019
* - Graduate transfer

Davonte “Devo” Davis – VIDEO

  • 2020 Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Boys Player of the Year
  • 2020’s Arkansas Boys High School Co-Player of the Year (with Jaylin Williams)
  • 4-time All-State, including 2-time Democrat-Gazette first team All-State (all divisions)
  • 2019 USA TODAY first team All-State

Vance Jackson – VIDEO

  • 990 career points (two years at New Mexico, one at UConn)
  • Averages 5.4 rebounds with 165 assists while shooting 35.3% from 3-point range (157-444)
  • Eight career double-doubles
  • American Athletic Conference All-Rookie Team (at UConn)

Moses Moody – Video

  • MaxPreps All-American Honorable Mention (1 of 50 recognized; 1 of 4 on his team)
  • Was 1 of 50 on the Naismith Award for high school players
  • #42 prospect in the nation – ESPN; #8 shooting guard in the nation – 247Sports
  • Montverde was consensus #1 in the national (25-0)

Khalen “KK” Robinson – Video

  • 2020 MaxPreps Virginia All-State first team
  • 2-time Arkansas 7A All-State selection
  • Ranked 36th overall and the 7th-best point guard in the nation by 247Sports
  • Oak Hill was ranked 7th in the national in the ESPN final poll

Justin Smith – Video

  • Played in all of Indiana’s 98 games (with 73 starts) over the past three years
  • This past season, led the Hoosiers in steals (31) and minutes played (30.3 avg.) while ranking second in rebounding (5.2 avg.) and third in scoring (10.4 avg.)
  • 821 career points with 419 career rebounds, 64 career assists, 60 career steals and 35 career blocked shots
  • 2019 Academic All-Big Ten

Jalen Tate – Video

  • 2020 Horizon League Defensive Player of the Year
  • 3x Horizon League All-Defensive Team at Northern Kentucky
  • 2020 Horizon League Tournament MVP
  • 2020 third team All-Horizon League
  • 950 career points (10.2 avg) – 285 career assists – 129 career steals

Jaylin Williams – Video

  • 2020 Gatorade Arkansas Player of the Year
  • 2020’s the Arkansas Boys High School Co-Player of the Year (with Davonte Davis)
  • 2020 Democrat Gazette first team All-State (all divisions)
  • As a junior, was Arkansas Division I Player of the Year by the Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette


Class Ranking

ESPN5th National / 3rd SEC
247Sports6th National / 4th SEC
Rivals8th National / 4th SEC

Transfer Rankings

Jalen Tate#15 Graduate Transfer (ESPN)#5 Graduate Transfer (NBC Sports)#8 Graduate Transfer (247Sports)#10 Graduate Transfer (The Stadium)#10 Graduate Transfer (CBS Sports)
Justin Smith#22 Graduate Transfer (ESPN)#11 Graduate Transfer (The Stadium)
Vance Jackson#32 Graduate Transfer (ESPN)#18 Graduate Transfer (The Stadium)#8 Graduate Transfer (CBS Sports)
JD Notae#29 Sit-out Transfer (ESPN)
Connor Vanover#44 Sit-out Transfer (ESPN)

HS Player National Rankings

Media OutletPlayer National RankingNational Position Rank
ESPNMoses MoodyFour Stars42nd (10th SE Region)10th -Shooting Guard
Khalen RobinsonFour Stars79th (23rd SE Region)18th - Point Guard
Davonte DavisFour Stars86th (25th SE Region)19th - Shooting Guard
Jaylin WilliamsFour Stars91st (26th SE Region)14th - Center
247Sports CompositeMoses MoodyFour Stars41st9th - Shooting Guard
Khalen RobinsonFour Stars59th10th - Point Guard
Jaylin WilliamsFour Stars75th15th - Center
Davonte DavisFour Stars103rd15th - Combo Guard
247SportsKhalen RobinsonFour Stars36th7th - Point Guard
Moses MoodyFour Stars37th8th - Shooting Guard
Jaylin WilliamsFour Stars85th12th - Center
Davonte DavisThree Stars153rd20th - Combo Guard
RivalsMoses MoodyFour Stars53rd13th - Small Forward
Jaylin WilliamsFour Stars56th9th - Center
Khalen RobinsonFour Stars62nd14th - Point Guard
Davonte DavisFour Stars125th29th - Shooting Guard