Mickelson Granted Release

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Hunter Mickelson has been granted his release from the Arkansas basketball program.

Mickelson, a sophomore, averaged 5.3 points and 3.6 rebounds for the Razorbacks in the 2012-13 season.

“Hunter is a fine young man who represents the Razorbacks well both on and off the court,” Arkansas coach Mike Anderson said.  “He has improved as a player during his two years at Arkansas and I wish him the best as he pursues his degree and basketball career elsewhere.”

Mickelson’s minutes continued to diminish as the season went on and averaged less than 17 minutes per game last season.

“This was a difficult decision,” Mickelson said.  “I love being a Razorback, but ultimately I need to do what is best for me.  I want to thank the coaching staff, my teammates and all the Razorback fans who showed their support over the past two years.”

Mickelson started 25 of the 64 games during his time at Arkansas and scored a career high 16 points in a game against Robert Morris on Dec. 20.