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Akol Mawein, a 6-8 stretch forward, committed to the Razorbacks Wednesday. Mawein is a junior college prospect who initially committed to Associate Head Coach David Patrick at UC-Riverside, but quickly reopened his recruitment following the coaching change.
Mawein played at Southwest Christian Academy in Little Rock, Arkansas. He was unranked out of high school and elected to play JUCO ball. This past season at Navarro College he averaged 13.5 points and 5 rebounds per game, while shooting 33% from the three-point line. Mawein exploded in the second half of last season, averaging 17.7 points, 5.7 rebounds, and shot 38.6% from three.
The versatile stretch forward is a quality defender who possesses great athleticism and size. He has the ability to handle the ball on the wing, as well, and score from outside and inside.
Mawein is the Razorbacks’ second in the ’21 class, after top-100 player Chance Moore from Georgia committed last week. The commitment further illustrates the type of player Musselman wants to fill his roster with: tall, athletic, and versatile scorers.