Arkansas native and California transfer Connor Vanover is coming home to finish his college basketball career.
Vanover (7-3, 225) announced his decision via Twitter on Wednesday. He also considered Vanderbilt.
“Excited for the next step in my journey to help me grow and fulfill my dreams,” Vanover said. “I am grateful and blessed to have the opportunity be an Arkansas Razorback. I'm Coming Home!! WPS!!"
Vanover will apply for a waiver in hopes of not having to sit out next season, but he has three years of eligibility left either way.
He scored more than 1,000 points, grabbed more than 700 rebounds and blocked 300-plus shots in his three seasons at Baptist Prep. The final two seasons ended with Class 4A state titles.
Vanover then spent one year playing alongside current Razorbacks forward Reggie Chaney at Findlay Prep in Henderson, Nev.
He averaged 6.8 points, 2.9 rebounds and one block per game for the Bears as a freshman. He shot 42 percent from the field and 32 percent from 3-point range.
Vanover started the final 15 games for Cal last season while averaging more than 12 points and seven rebounds. The Bears finished the season 8-23 overall and 3-15 in Pac-12 play.
He averaged 17.1 points, six rebounds and 2.7 blocks in an average of 28 minutes in his final three games in 2018-19.
“Connor has tremendous upside,” Arkansas coach Eric Musselman said. “He is an incredibly unique player. At 7-3, he can stretch the floor offensively by shooting the 3-pointer and be a rim-protecting shot blocker on the defensive end.”