Posted April 16, 2013 on
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The father of Arkansas forward Hunter Mickelson says the sophomore has asked for and been granted his release by coach Mike Anderson.
Darien Mickelson says his 6-foot-10 son is now waiting on a meeting with Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long to complete the transfer request.
Hunter Mickelson set the school record for most blocks in a season by a freshman (72) last season, but he struggled to develop a consistent offensive game in two seasons under Anderson. The sophomore averaged 5.5 points per game this season in an average of 16.9 minutes per game, once again leading the Razorbacks in blocked shots (39).
A spokesman for Anderson said the coach couldn't be reached for comment.
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After averaging only 17 minutes per game as a sophomore and Arkansas adding in a pair of top 50 big men in Bobby Portis (6-10, 220) and Moses Kingsley (6-10, 232), Razorback sophomore Hunter Mickelson (6-10, 240) has decided to transfer out of the program and look for somewhere else to play,
Fayetteville High all-state guard Manuale Watkins (6-3, 200) was all set to sign with Missouri State on Wednesday, but it now appears that he has an offer from Arkansas after the decision of sophomore center Hunter Mickelson to transfer out of the program.
Arkansas sophomore tailbacks Jonathan Williams and Kody Walker are both looking forward to this Saturday's Red-White game and hoping to have breakout seasons in 2013.