Arkansas officially adds PG Jabril Durham to its roster

FAYETTEVILLE — The Arkansas basketball program has signed Seminole State college point guard Jabril Durham for the 2014-15 season.

Durham, who made a verbal commitment to with the Razorbacks earlier this winter and signed last week, will have two years of eligibility at Arkansas. The Dallas native is the only player Arkansas coach Mike Anderson is expected to sign during the late period, which stretches to May 16.

“Jabril fills a need in the backcourt, possessing the ability to create for others and score the basketball from the point guard position,” Anderson said. “He’s a great fit to our style of play and brings maturity, stability and leadership to the team. He plays with a grit and toughness that is required to play the brand of basketball that Arkansas is known for. I’m excited to welcome him to the Razorback family.”

Durham is expected to contribute immediately in a backcourt that is working to replace four departed guards from the 2013-14 team. He’ll team with incoming freshman Anton Beard to man the point guard position, which is expected to allow senior Ky Madden to slide into a more natural role at shooting guard.

Durham averaged 21.2 points at Seminole State College last season, logging 16 games of 20 or more points and three games of 30 or more. He also was the only NJCAA Division I player in the top 20 nationally in scoring and assists.

In addition to Durham and Beard, Arkansas also has signed Arlington, Texas guard Nick Babb and Forrest City High center Trey Thompson. Forward Keaton Miles, who transferred from West Virginia, also will be eligible after sitting out last season.