Avery Hughes - Women's Basketball - Arkansas Razorbacks

#22 Avery Hughes

22 | G | Sr. | 5-7 | Bentonville, Ark. | Bentonville HS


AS A SENIOR (2022-23)
Played in 14 games, matching a career high … Went 7-of-10 from the free throw line on the year … Made season debut vs. Kent State, logging an assist and playing over three minutes of action … Logged two points off 2-of-2 shooting from the free throw line in over five minutes at Little Rock … Registered a season-high four points off a field goal and two free throws vs. Troy … Played in seven SEC games … Had two points off 2-of-4 from the free throw line vs. Florida … In Senior Day game vs. Texas A&M, logged 22.22 seconds for #22 … Played in two Postseason WNIT games with two shot attempts vs. SFA in the second round.

AS A JUNIOR (2021-22)
Matched her career-high in games played, appearing in 14 contests … Had the walk-on title removed, as she was put on full scholarship this season … scored her lone point of the season against Kentucky … Notched an assist against Tarleton State and UCA.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2020-21)
Saw the floor in seven games during her sophomore season … Averaged 1.7 points, 0.3 rebounds, 0.7 assists, 0.3 steals, 6.4 minutes per game … 42.9 FG %, 50.0 3PT %, 100 FT % … Matched her career-high with six points against Arkansas-Pine Bluff in 10 minutes played … Hit both of her three-point attempts in that game … Also had three points against Oral Roberts and Alabama … Nabbed one steal against both Oral Roberts and Louisiana Monroe … Had two assists against both Louisiana Monroe and UAPB.

AS A FRESHMAN (2019-20)
Played in 14 games during her freshman season … Averaged 1.1 points, 3.6 minutes per game … 50.0 FG %, 33.3 3FG % … Scored a career-high six points against Oral Roberts, drilling both of her three-point attempts … Had five against Tulsa, going 2-4 from the field in eight minutes played … Played in three SEC games and two games in the SEC Tournament … Scored her first two points in an SEC game against Ole Miss.

Finished her career as Bentonville’s second leading scorer and set single game records for points (34) and free throws (20-for-22) … Two-time all-conference and all-state selection leading Bentonville to the 2019 conference title and a state runner-up finish … Honors include All-Arkansas Second-Team, All-Northwest Arkansas First-Team, Gatorade Player of the Week, two KURM Dream Team selections and team captain honors as a senior … The first walk-on for Neighbors and his staff at Arkansas.


  • Daughter of Johnny and Angie Hughes
  • Birthday is Nov. 21
  • Mother played at Arkansas State
  • Majoring in nursing
  • Most notable skills are her hustle and shooting 3-pointers
  • Most proud accomplishment is walking on the team and earning a scholarship
  • Prays before every game
  • Favorite food: Mexican
  • Favorite place to eat in Fayetteville: Woodstone
  • Favorite TV show: Yellowstone
  • Favorite part about playing in the SEC: the competition
  • Loves playing for Coach Neighbors because he lets the team make decisions for themselves, which helps her grow into the person she wants to be