FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – University of Arkansas men’s basketball signee Devonta Abron was named to the 55th Parade All-America boys basketball team on Monday the Chicago Tribune reported. Abron was tabbed a third-team selection and was one of 40 players to earn Parade All-America honors.
Abron, a forward/center out of Seagoville, Texas, signed a national letter of intent to play for Arkansas during the fall signing period and had a monster year for the Dragons as he averaged 27.4 points per game and 11.6 rebounds. On January 18, Abron put together what could be the best game of his career against North Dallas when he scored 41 points and grabbed 20 rebounds. Abron was rated a three-star prospect and the No. 29 power forward by ESPN; a three star prospect, No. 106 player overall and No. 21 power forward by Rivals.com and a three-star player by Scout.com.
"I am certainly excited and happy for Devonta," Arkansas head coach Mike Anderson said. "A lot of hard work was put in for him to be recognized as one of the elite players. I am proud of him being named to the Parade list and happy that he chose to be a Razorback."
Abron, 6-8, 225 pounds, has the ability to take over games in the low post. As a junior he was the District 4A Offensive Player of the Year, leading Seagoville High School in scoring at nearly 25 points per game. He also averaged more than 13 rebounds per contest as he led the Dragons in that category as well. A multi-time all-district player, Abron led Seagoville to the first round of the state playoffs a year ago and as a sophomore scored a school record 50 points in a game against North Dallas.
Abron is part of an Arkansas signing class that ranks No. 5 in the nation by Rivals.com and No. 7 by ESPN. Along with Abron, the class includes Florissant, Mo., product B.J. Young as well as native Arkansans, Rashaad Madden, Hunter Mickelson and Aaron Ross.