Former Hog Glenn Bryant will play for Eastern Michigan

LITTLE ROCK ( - Glenn Bryant said he left the Arkansas basketball program earlier this month to get closer to home. He is now closer to home.

Bryant will play for Eastern Michigan University, located in Ypsilanti, Mich. That's about 40 miles from Bryant's hometown of Detroit.

At Eastern Michigan, Bryant, a 6-foot-7 forward, will have to sit out this season. Then he'll have two years of eligibility remaining.

"We're excited to have a player of Glenn's caliber in our program," [Coach Rob] Murphy said. "Glenn is a high level athlete with a developing all-around game."

Bryant had exceptional athleticism and nearly 7-foot wingspan that seemed to be a good fit for the system run by new Arkansas coach Mike Anderson. Bryant made limited contributions under former Arkansas coach John Pelphrey. He averaged 3.4 points and 2.7 rebounds.