With the high school basketball season in Arkansas underway, SBLive reporter Connor Morrissette breaks down 10 of the state’s top players.
Layton Blocker – Little Rock Christian – 2023 – PG
Blocker recently received an offer from the University of Arkansas. He also has offers from St. John’s and Auburn. Blocker was an All-Arkansas Preps Underclassmen selection by the Arkansas Democrat Gazette in 2019.
Derrian Ford – Magnolia – 2021 – G
Ford is considered the best high school basketball prospect in the state. He’s received offers from 19 Division I programs, per 247Sports.com.
Javion Guy-King – Little Rock Mills – 2022 – G/F
Guy-King has received offers from the University of Arkansas and Oklahoma State. He won a co-state title with Mills last season.
Camren Hunter-Vincent – Bryant – 2021 – G
Hunter-Vincent led Bryant to the second round of the Class 6A playoffs last season. He’ll try to lead the Hornets deeper in the postseason this season.
Nick Smith Jr. – Sylvan Hills (Sherwood) – 2022 – G
Like Ford, Smith is one of the top players in the nation in the 2022 class.
Joseph Pinion – Morrilton – 2022 – F
Pinion is committed to the University of Arkansas.
Tamaury Releford – Fayetteville – 2021 – C
Releford averaged 18 points and nine rebounds per game last season for a Fayetteville team that reached the 6A semifinals.
Kel’el Ware – North Little Rock – 2022 – C
Ware has scholarship offers from Arkansas, Auburn and Kansas, among other D1 programs, according to 247Sports.com.
Bryson Warren – North Little Rock – 2023 – G
As a freshman, Warren was an All-Arkansas Preps Underclassmen selection by the Arkansas Democrat Gazette in 2019.
Terran Williams – Lee – 2021 – G/F
Williams is committed to Louisiana Tech.