Anyone else hearing this - leaving the door open slightly to return at least?
Just Twitter/message board talk 'round the Internet mind you. Nothing solid.
Boy, if Muss could convince Justin to return next season, that would be better than any transfer big they could grab from the portal imo.
He’s so mature and unflappable no matter what is thrown at him, but probably a year away from making it onto an NBA roster. If he returns to Arkansas, he could add more to his game that he currently doesn’t have enough of right now.
Another season with Muss – with all his NBA coaching experience and connections, would it be a good idea for Justin to return for another season at Arkansas or no, he needs to move on and get his pro career started wherever?
Again, let me clarify, I’ve no “inside” info about Justin and/or his future plans re: basketball. Just posting on some of the rumors/talk/conversation out there right now about him. That’s all.
U could be right. Maybe he got his draft “analysis/feedback” back or whatever they call it and it wasn’t what he expected? Maybe he was advised by NBA folks to return and play for Muss one more season to improve in certain areas, like expanding his offensive game out to the 3-pt line?
Who really knows.
I would love for Justin to return to Arkansas next season, but I do feel kinda selfish saying that.
Connor Noland’s dad (who seems to be the one who helped connect Muss and Yurachek when he was hired) was the one who floated that possibility. He just basically said that he had thought there was zero chance but had heard that he was becoming more open to the idea, possibly. Justin isn’t just in it for basketball and seems to value his education, so maybe another year of working on his MBA (or whatever he’s pursuing academically) before trying pro ball is at least tempting him.
Or maybe not. Others with sources indicate they’ve heard nothing like this, so I wouldn’t think any of us should get our hopes up too much.
I do think it’s interesting that most of us as fans keep hoping that we’ll be connected to a big in the portal, but it seems to be mostly guards that we’re after.
Correct. If it’s an NCAA approved agent, he could come back. The NCAA website lists 38 approved agents: No idea if Justin, or Moses for that matter, signed with one. Obviously there are a lot of agents who didn’t bother because they have no intention of letting their clients go back to school.
Really enjoyed him and would love to see him again, but I just don’t see it happening. Maybe he did not get a good NBA report and wants to take this chance to get that MS degree or improve his NBA grade. I certainly wish him the best.