Former Arkansas forward Devonta Abron is transferring to TCU, Horned Frogs’ coach Trent Johnson announced Wednesday.
Abron, who attended Seagoville High School, wanted to move back to Texas because of a family health issue, according to CBSSports.com. Abron has applied for a waiver to play next season because of the family health concern. If he’s denied, he’ll have to sit out a year. Either way he’ll have three years of eligibility remaining at TCU.
He averaged 5.7 points, 4.2 rebounds in 32 games, including 22 starts for the Razorbacks last season.
“Devonta is a big addition for our program,” Johnson said in a release. “He is a great kid who has been a starter from a program that has played at a high level in a major conference. He is just another example of the type of player our staff is looking for as we enter the Big 12 Conference next season.”
Abron (6-foot-8, 255 pounds) is the fourth player Johnson has added since taking over in April. He ranked as the nation’s No. 21 power forward recruit coming out of Seagoville. He joins center Aaron Durley, from Fort Bend Bush High School, who signed with TCU last week.
Guards Charles Smith, from Fort Worth Trimble Tech, and Clyde Smith III, from Houston Hotchkiss School, signed earlier.
-- Stefan Stevenson