LAWRENCE, KS (KAIT) - After 9 days, the Hunter Mickelson sweepstakes is over.
According to the Lawrence Journal World, the Westside alum will transfer to Kansas. He will sit out the 2013-14 season and have two years of eligibility remaining.
Hunter elected to leave the Razorback basketball program on April 16th. He played two seasons for Arkansas. In his freshman campaign, Mickelson averaged 5.2 points, 3.7 rebounds, and 2.3 blocks a contest. He set the school record with 72 blocks.
This past season, the Westside alum once again led Arkansas with 39 blocks in 31 games. He averaged 5.5 points and 3.5 rebounds a contest.
Mickelson arrived in Fayetteville in 2011 after playing 4 seasons at Westside. He helped the Warriors win the 4A state championship in 2010, and a state runner-up finish in 2011. Hunter was a three-time all-state selection.
The University of Kansas made the transfer official Friday afternoon. Head coach Bill Self said the following about Mickelson:
"Hunter is a young man who we recruited out of high school, offered a scholarship and he chose to stay close to home. He decided after two years at Arkansas that a change would do him good and we're very excited about the change. He fits how we play. He's long, very interchangeable and will be able to step away from the basket and stretch it. Defensively, he is a presence because he's a shot blocker. I think the redshirt year will be great for him. It will give him the opportunity to get stronger, get confidence and get his game to the point where he can be a serious impact player for us the following year."