If the rumor is true, it would be yet another dagger in the hearts of Arkansas Razorback basketball fans, who have been through two tumultuous off-seasons involving extraordinary turnovers already.
Rotnei Clarke started the season hot, scoring 51 points in Arkansas' first game of the year against Alcorn State, and he continued to lead the nation in three-point percentage.
As the season wore on, however, SEC teams began sending defenders to shadow his every step on the court, and Arkansas' offensive scheme struggled to find him open looks. Perhaps this move signals Rotnei's frustration with that situation.
He is the team's second highest scorer, averaging 15.1 points per game. As Arkansas' go-to three point man, Rotnei Clarke's absence would be sorely missed.
Brandon Marcello informs that:
"No decision has been made, according to a source. Clarke is scheduled to speak with Pelphrey next week as part of a normal individual meeting scheduled at the end of every season."
Meanwhile, Arkansas basketball fans hold their breath and pray that Pelphrey can somehow convince Rotnei to stay.