UALR signs six high schoolers, wraps up recruiting

With the last remaining recruit on our board deciding to go elsewhere earlier this week, that appears to wrap up the 2011-2012 recruiting year for UALR.

The Trojans signed six players and all were high school recruits. It's difficult to remember a year when UALR didn't sign a single junior college player.

The fall signees were point guards Josh Hagins and John Gillon, guards Stetson Billings and Mareik Isom and post player Andrew Poulter. UALR added to the class in the spring with guard Kemy Osse.

With the announced departure of guard Chuck Guy to Tarleton State, UALR remains one over the scholarship limit of 13. That means one of the current 14 won't be here when classes start in August.

Former UALR guard Chuck Guy to transfer to Division II

As reported on Burn The Horse when it was revealed he was leaving UALR, guard Chuck Guy will transfer to a NCAA Division II school next year.

Tarleton State, which finished 27-6 last season, announced this week that Guy was transferring there. Head Coach Lonn Reisman said in the school's press release that Guy will bring experience.

"He's played against very good competition the last two seasons competing in the Sun Belt Conference including one trip his freshman year to the NCAA Tournament. We both share the same goals and expectations and think he will be an amazing fit and player for us here at Tarleton State the next two seasons," Reisman said.

Sounds like a great fit. But then Reisman goes off his rocker for this quote.

"I have coached a couple of NBA players in Dennis Rodman and Anthony Jones and I think Chuck's natural talent is on par with those players," Reisman said. "If he comes in here and works hard for the next two years and continues to develop, I think he'll have a shot at playing at the next level. He has the skills and ability, it is just up to him to put in the work and dedication."

His sky would have been his limit if that had happened at UALR. Guy was more than a solid contributor for two seasons at UALR. But he never even sniffed the 15-man all-conference teams released by the Sun Belt. Much like Zack Wright, who starred at Central Missouri State after leaving UALR, Guy will probably dominate at D2.

Here's the video release on Guy from Tarleton State. He was great that night against Kentucky.