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Former Miami guard Chris Lykes chooses Arkansas

Nov 29, 2020; Coral Gables, Florida, USA; Miami Hurricanes guard Chris Lykes (0) dribbles the ball up the court against the North Florida Ospreys during the first half at Watsco Center. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Miami point guard Chris Lykes has decided to join the Arkansas basketball program, the Razorbacks announced Wednesday.

The 5-foot-7 Lykes chose Arkansas over Southern California.

“Chris is a proven, dynamic guard who has excelled in the ACC,” Razorbacks coach Eric Musselman said in a news release. “He has the ability to score and get his teammates involved. We like how he attacks the paint and gets to the free throw line. He also has shown great leadership.

“We are very excited to have Chris join our program, and our fans will enjoy watching him play.”

Lykes was a preseason All-ACC first-team selection before the 2020-21 season but played in just two games due to a left-ankle injury.

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Lykes averaged 13.7 points, 2.7 assists and 2.0 rebounds in 92 career games (68 starts) over three-plus seasons for the Hurricanes. He has 165 3-pointers and 100 steals.

Lykes is the second impact transfer the Razorbacks have secured. Former Pittsburgh guard Au’Diese Toney (14.4 points, 5.9 rebounds in 2020-21) also recently chose Arkansas.

–Field Level Media