FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Sophomore point guard Courtney Fortson will return to game competition for the Arkansas men’s basketball team Razorback head coach John Pelphrey announced on Tuesday.
"We are pleased that Courtney has done the things necessary for him to incorporate basketball fully back into his life," Pelphrey said. "In the past few months, Courtney has worked hard to address personal issues and meet objectives to facilitate his return to active competition. Our primary focus with Courtney, and all of our student-athletes, is to assist them in realizing their full potential as individuals. This includes developing them athletically, academically and socially. We will continue to provide all of our student-athletes the support and appropriate resources to assist them in that process. All of our student-athletes will continue to be expected to represent the University of Arkansas with integrity. As with all Razorback student-athletes, Courtney must continue to meet the expectations of our athletic department to remain a member of the Razorback program."
Fortson will be returning to competition after missing Arkansas’ first 14 games of the 2009-10 season. The Montgomery, Ala., native is one of five returning starters from the 2008-09 basketball team and as a true freshman he was second on the Arkansas roster with 14.8 points per game and 5.5 rebounds per contest.Fortson was also responsible for a team best 172 assists and 33 steals over 29 games. Fortson’s 178 assists a year ago were the most by a Razorback since the 1996-97 season.
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