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Arkansas Basketball: Analyzing transfer targets DJ Wagner, Wooga Poplar, Kasean Pryor and Dillon Mitchell

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Arkansas Basketball transfer target - DJ Wagner

2023-24 season stats: 9.9 ppg and 3.3 apg

The former 5-star prospect had his ups and downs but still started 28 games at Kentucky as a true freshman. Wagner shot 41% from the field and under 30% from deep but did have some big outings, including 28 points from Marshall and an 18-point and 10-assist performance versus Georgia.

Wagner, who isn’t going through the NBA Draft process, is a prime sophomore breakout watch contender. With Boogie Fland as the only other ball-handler on the roster right now, Wagner would likely start at Arkansas as well. Plus, him being familiar with Coach Cal will remove the transition process to a new system.

Arkansas Basketball transfer target - Wooga Poplar

2023-24 season stats: 13.1 ppg and 4.8 rpg

Poplar is a 6’5 guard from Miami who started the last two seasons, coming off a career-high season. He’s shown to be a prolific shooter at times, making nearly 40% of his three-point shots this past year. Poplar had four games with at least 20 points, including 25 in a win over La Salle.

At Miami, Poplar was the 4th option on offense. Right now, he’d be the second at Arkansas, joining Davis for one of the most potent perimeter duos in the sport. And with the defensive-oriented frontcourt players, adding more offense should be a priority for the team.