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Wednesday, August 1
Team preview: Arkansas Razorbacks

Returning Leaders
Points: Pargo 12.3 ppg
Rebounds: Baker 4.0 rpg
Assists: Cleveland 2.7 apg
FG %: Lane 51.5%
3pt %: Pargo 41.7%
FT %: Pargo 87.8%

00-01 Stats:
Arkansas | SEC

The lowdown
2000-01 record: 20-11; 10-6 in SEC (2nd in West)
Final Ranking: NR
Postseason: Lost to Georgetown 63-61 in first round of NCAA Tournament.

Three Questions for 2001-02
1. Who will replace Joe Johnson's leadership? His scoring? His defense?

2. Can Jannero Pargo and Brandon Dean carry the scoring load? Will they be able to orchestrate the defense that makes Arkansas tough to face?

3. Who will be the consistent inside scorer? Will the Hogs be without an intimidating presence in the middle?

Andy Katz's Scenarios
Best case: Arkansas finds a sub for Johnson, makes a run for an NCAA berth like last season and sneaks in at the end.

Worst case: The Hogs can't score inside well enough and miss out on the NCAAs by a game or two.

Key Players Returning
Player Yr. Pos. Ht./Wt. Comment
Jannero Pargo Sr. G 6-2/165 PTS: 12.3 | REB: 2.1 | AST: 2.3
Brandon Dean Sr. G 6-1/200 PTS: 8.2 | REB: 2.2 | AST: 1.9
Teddy Gipson Sr. G 6-4/170 PTS: 8.1 | REB: 2.1 | AST: 1.6
T.J. Cleveland Sr. G 6-1/168 PTS: 7.5 | REB: 2.3 | AST: 2.7
Alonzo Lane Jr. F 6-7/250 PTS: 6.9 | REB: 3.2 | AST: 0.6

Key Losses
Player Pos. Ht./Wt. Comment
Joe Johnson F 6-8/225 PTS: 14.2 | REB: 6.4 | AST: 2.6

Arkansas Signings
Player Pos. Ht. High School/College
J.J. Sullinger G 6-5 Worthington, Ohio/Thomas Worthington
Berry Jordan G 6-7 Jacksonville, Fla.
Demario Eddins F 6-6 Julian, Mass./Winchendon Academy Prep

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