Desi Sills

3 | G | Jr. | 6-2 | 200 | Jonesboro, Ark | Jonesboro HS

Preseason All-SEC second team (coaches)

2019-20 (So.): 
Played in all 32 games, starting 24 … Despite shooting 32.9% from 3-pt for the season, shot a team-best 45.6% (31-of-68) from “3” over the last 14 games.
^ 1st 18 games: 9.2 ppg 62-154 FG (.403) 16-75 3PT FG (.213) 26-39 FT (.667) 29.8 min/gm
^ Last 14 games: 12.4 ppg 55-121 FG (.455) 31-68 3PT FG (.456) 33-52 FT (.635) 32.9 min/gm
Strong play began when Isaiah Joe first sat out (vs TCU) … Scored in double figures 10 times over the last 14 games … Named Collegiate Hoops Roadshow All-Tournament … Scored 17 points in the finale versus Northern Kentucky and had five steals over the four games … Tied for the team lead with six rebounds versus North Texas and added his first career blocked shot … Had 11 points at Georgia Tech, including three shots at the rim over one of the nation’s top shot blockers, James Banks III … Led team with season-high four assists while grabbing four rebounds in the overtime win … At Western Kentucky, led the team for the first time in his career in scoring as he pumped in a then career-high 20 points … Was 7-of-11 from the field, making three 3’s … Scored 18 of his 20 in the second half (6-of-6 from the field, 3-of-3 from 3PT and 3-of-3 at the free throw line) … Scored 10 at Indiana, hitting a key trey late in the game to get the Hogs to within two (61-59) … Added five rebounds … In the SEC opener versus Texas A&M, scored 13 versus Texas A&M – 11 in the first half … Added four rebounds and two steals … Hit a trey as time expired in the first half … Singled out by Aggie head coach Buzz Williams for his “pesky” play … Scored nine in playing a regulation career-high 35:23 at Ole Miss … Hit a shot in the lane with 3:56 left to tie the game (68-68) … Drew seven fouls in the game … Grabbed a career-high seven rebounds versus Vanderbilt, adding 13 points, two assists and two steals … With Isaiah Joe out with injury, had his best game versus TCU … Scored 18 points in his first game coming off the bench, making 7-of-8 from the field, including 3-of-3 from 3-point range …. Added two steals … Had a sneaky really good game at Alabama, playing an SEC career-high 39:07 minutes and tying a career-high with three steals … Only scored seven points, but they were all big … Down 12-0, he got Arkansas on the board with a layup at 16:34 … Drained a 3-pointer at 7:41 to get Arkansas to within one, 22-21 at 7:41 … Got a steal that led to two made free throws for a six-point lead (30-24 at 4:22) … In the second half, had a steal at 13:46 and one at 9:01 as Arkansas would go up seven (64-57) … Stepped up big again with Isaiah Joe’s absence versus Auburn to produce his best career SEC game with 14 points and career-highs in 3’s made (4), steals (4) and minutes (40:50) … Tied then SEC career-high with 15 points vs Miss State (2-of-4 from 3PT and 3-of-3 FT) … Hit a 3-pointer to give Arkansas a 75-72 lead to cap a 36-16 run in erasing a 17-point, second-half deficit … Set then SEC career-high with 17 points versus Mizzou, making 4-of-6 from 3PT … Made three clutch triples down the stretch — up two with 7:45 to put Hogs up five; up to with 6:14 left to go back up five and with 1:33 left made a trey to go up eight and secured win … Continued strong play off the bench, scoring 13 with four rebounds, in the win over Tennessee … Made back-to-back 3’s in the first half to give Arkansas a 15-point lead … Hit a trey in a 9-0 run to turn a two-point lead into an 11-point cushion … Had career-high 21 points at Georgia with six rebounds, his second-best career total … After going down 14-0 to start the game, Sills came off the bench and immediately scored 11 points (hit 3 treys and a layup) … Hit two early 3’s off the bench to give Arkansas an early 9-6 in the win over LSU, a lead it would not relinquish … Finished with 13 points despite going 3-of-8 at FT line … Made his first five 3-point attempts and scored 20 points in the SEC Tournament win over Vanderbilt … The triples made were a carer high … Overall, was 5-of-6 from 3PT and 6-of-8 from the field.

2018-19 (Fr.):
Started the last eight games and started second half prior to that at Auburn to solidify his spot as a starter over the last eight … In his eight starts, scored double figures four times (five times all season), including a career-high 18 at Indiana in the NIT, a then career-high 15 points at Kentucky, 11 at Vanderbilt and 11 versus Alabama … Made a career-high four 3-pointers at Indiana and three each at Kentucky, at Vanderbilt and versus Alabama … Had a career-high three steals vs. Ole Miss … At Auburn, had a career-high four rebounds … Over the last eight games, shot a team-best 64.3 percent from 3-point range (18-of-28), 50 percent from the field (25-of-50) while averaging 10.1 points per game … Prior to starting role, was 1-of-10 from 3-point range over a 13-game span … Was the first sub off the bench (solo or tied) in 13 of the first 25 games prior to getting starting role … Handed out a career-high six assist versus FIU … As part of his nine points versus Western Kentucky, scored six straight over two minutes in the second half to tie the game at 62-62 (8:35 mark) and made a free throw to tie the game at 70-70 with 4:32 left … Had a break-out game in his SEC debut — a win at Texas A&M — with 14 points … 13 of those points came in the first half, including eight straight at one spell, as the Razorbacks led 33-32 at halftime … Had five assists and no turnovers in 18 minutes in the overtime loss versus LSU … Started the second half at Auburn … Made (5) and took (8) career-high free throws … Added a career-high four rebounds … Played 23 minutes and led the team with three assists … Earned first career start versus Texas A&M (2/23) and scored seven points on 3-of-6 shooting … At Kentucky, scored a then career-high 15 points (making 3-of-5 3-pointers and 4-of-4 at the line) … Made back-to-back 3-pointers to start the second half and gave Arkansas its largest lead of the game (15 points) … In the Ole Miss win, had a career-high three steals as well as a career-high five deflections … At Vandy, made 3-of-3 from 3-point range, scored 11 points and had four assists … Followed that with another 11-point performance in the regular-season finale win versus Alabama, making 3-of-5 from 3-point range … At Providence, hit the Razorbacks’ first 3-pointer from the NIT experimental FIBA distance as Arkansas started the game 5-of-5 from long range … Finished 2-of-4 from distance and played second-most career minutes (27) … Closed the season with a career-high 18 points at Indiana, making a career-high four 3-pointers.

Prior to Arkansas:
Rated #3 player in the state of Arkansas by and ESPN while being a consensus top 50 pick among the nation’s top point guards … Named to the USA TODAY All-Arkansas first team … A two-time, first team 6A All-State selection (2017 and 2018) … Helped guide Jonesboro High School to back-to-back 6A state championships … Averaged 20 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 2017-18 … As a junior, put up 15.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and two assists per game, leading the Hurricanes to a perfect 32-0 record that ended in a title game victory over former Razorback Daniel Gafford … Played with Isaiah Joe and Ethan Henderson on the Arkansas Hawks AAU team.

Born Dec. 29, 1998, in Jonesboro … Son of Desi and Shawna Sills … Has two brothers – Travon Neal and Quaavon – and two sisters – C’cchae and Devonce … Majoring in recreation and sports management.