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Former UA guard Sills transfers to ASU

by Eli Lederman | June 9, 2021 at 12:26 p.m.
Arkansas guard Desi Sills (3) drives past Baylor guard Adam Flagler (10) during the first half of an Elite 8 game in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament at Lucas Oil Stadium, Monday, March 29, 2021, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

The Arkansas State University men's basketball program confirmed the commitment of University of Arkansas transfer Desi Sills on Tuesday afternoon. The 6-1 guard from Jonesboro announced his commitment to the Red Wolves earlier in the day via Twitter.

Sills entered the transfer portal on March 31 after averaging 7.5 points per game for a Razorbacks team that reached the Elite Eight in 2020-21. Sills initially committed to join Auburn before reported complications with academic eligibility led him home to Jonesboro and the Red Wolves.

Sills played in 98 games and logged 2,240 minutes over three seasons with the Razorbacks. He averaged a career-best 10.6 points per game in 24 starts as a sophomore. He took on a reduced role, starting 15 of 32 games this past season, dishing out 51 assists to go with 7.5 points per game in 20.8 minutes per game.

Sills comes to ASU with two years of eligibility remaining and rejoins former Hurricane teammate Marquis Eaton in the ASU backcourt. He was a two-time Class 6A All-State first-team selection at Jonesboro, where he and Eaton led the Hurricane to the 2017 Class 6A state title and a 32-0 record in the school's first undefeated season since 1954. Sills was a three-star prospect out of high school per and joined the Razorbacks as the 44th-ranked guard in the nation and the third in the state.

He is the only addition to a Red Wolves' roster that has not lost any players this offseason.


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