FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas basketball signee Julius Lamptey has not met eligibility requirements to enroll at the university and will not play for the Razorbacks this season, head coach Stan Heath announced on Friday.
“We will continue to assist Julius in helping him move his life forward,” Heath says. “He has to decide what he wants to do next. Junior college is a viable option, but the most important thing is for Julius to make a decision and move ahead.”
Lamptey is a 7-0, 280-pound center from Oklahoma City. He played at New Hampton School last year, a prep school in New Hampshire where he averaged 12.0 points and 7.0 rebounds a game.