FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas men’s basketball head coach Mike Anderson announced Friday that 6-foot-8 forward Brachen Hazen has signed a scholarship offer to join the Razorbacks for the 2016-17 season.
Hazen is ranked No. 7 overall in the state of Indiana and the No. 50 small forward in the 2016 class by 247Sports. He is a consensus three-star player according to Rivals.com, Scout.com and 247Sports, along with an 85 percent composite rating.
As a senior at Columbia City High School in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Hazen averaged 16.1 points and 9.3 rebounds per game. A combo forward with a versatile skill set, Hazen was an Indiana All-State selection in his junior season after putting up 13.0 points and 7.1 rebounds per game. He also played AAU basketball for the Spiece Indy Heat.
Hazen joins an already dynamic recruiting class that features three of the top six junior college players in the country and a pair of high school standouts. Jaylen Barford is the No. 1 ranked junior college player in the nation, while Daryl Macon is No. 4 and Arlando Cook is No. 6 in the land. Hazen, C.J. Jones and Adrio Bailey will make up the incoming Razorback freshmen for the class of 2016.
Coach Anderson on Hazen
“We are excited to add Brachen to our 2016 class,” Anderson said. “He’s a skilled forward with size, versatility, a good basketball IQ, toughness and a great work ethic. Brachen is athletic, can score, rebound and is a perfect fit for the #Fastest40 Minutes of basketball. He is a high character kid that comes from a great family. We couldn’t be happier to have Brachen join our family here at Arkansas.”
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