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One More Year

WRITTEN BY Jaylen Barford
WRITTEN BY Jaylen Barford

When I came to Fayetteville I didn’t realize how important Razorback Basketball was to this state, but this place means a lot to me now and it always will. Growing up in Tennessee and being recruited by only one school in my home state, it is incredible to know this fan base has my back.

To see where I came from in junior college and now in the SEC, I know I can still get better. I want to continue to improve my game.

Jaylen Barford

The way last season ended still drives me to this day. That bitter taste in our mouths is still there and we have unfinished business to take care of next season.

As I went through this process, I knew I wanted one more year to wear that Razorback jersey and go to battle with my teammates.

Jaylen Barford

My daughter drives me every day. Seeing her smile and run around trying to act like me, it makes me want to set a good example for her to look up to. My mom always wanted me to graduate college. Not many people in my family have walked across that stage, so getting a college degree would not only be a big milestone for me, but my entire family.

Jaylen Barford

I can’t wait to run out into a packed Bud Walton Arena next season. It’s a special place. During starting lineups when the crowd roars and the ground shakes, there is nothing like it.

Coach Anderson says it all the time, but our goal next year is to win an SEC Championship and a National Championship. Being with my teammates every day has created an unbreakable bond. From workouts last summer, our Spain trip and then our season together, we are a brotherhood and something special is about to happen.

Let’s go to work!!

Jaylen Barford