It didn’t take long for Kikko Haydar to find a job after his playing career at Arkansas was over.
The senior guard signed a three year contract with Sagesse in Division A in Lebanon. Haydar will join Sagesse after he graduates from Arkansas and his contract will take effect next season.
“My time as a Razorback has been unbelievable,” said Haydar. “To wear the Arkansas jersey was a dream come true and I will always cherish the times I had as a member of the team. Playing at Arkansas also afforded me the ability to continue my dream of playing basketball and I’m extremely excited to start my career in Lebanon. It is a unique opportunity because I already speak the language and have a lot of family there to support me. I feel like I am leaving home to go home.”
Haydar moved to Fayetteville as a child when his parents come from Lebanon to start the Arabic program at the University of Arkansas.
Haydar averaged three points a game for the Razorbacks in 2013-14 while shooting 42 percent from three point range.
“Kikko embodies everything we want our student-athletes to be,” said Anderson. “He was a leader on and off the court and put every ounce of energy into every single minute he was on the floor. He’s a Razorback through and through and I’m very excited for him and his family.”