Ricky Council IV, Wichita State transfer and Sixth Man of the Year, lands with SEC team
Ricky Council IV, a former Sixth Man of the Year from Wichita State and the American Athletic Conference, will play in the SEC.
Council reportedly chose Arkansas over finalists Alabama, Georgia Tech, Mississippi State, Kansas and Iowa State. He will have 3 years of eligibility, according to Hawg Sports. The 6-6, 205-pound native of Durham (N.C.) averaged 12 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 1.6 assists last season.
As the Arkansas roster continues to evolve, this news came after sophomore wing Jaxson Robinson entered the transfer portal, so a spot opened up for Council to join the fold.
Council last season also shot 43.7 percent from the field, 30.6 percent from beyond the arc and 84.9 percent from the foul line for the Shockers.
He scored in double-figures 17 times on the season, including a season-high 31 against UCF on January 26. Council also logged a pair of double-doubles for Wichita State, including a 17-point, 10-rebound effort against No. 14 Houston on February 20.
Forever grateful💛🖤 pic.twitter.com/YuAppmPOMd
— Ricky Council IV (@Rickythe4th) April 21, 2022
Wichita State transfer Ricky Council IV has committed to Arkansas, a source told @On3sports.
Averaged 12 PTS, 5.4 REB, and 1.6 AST last season.@EricPMusselman has now assembled an 11-man class for 2022.
— Joe Tipton (@TiptonEdits) May 13, 2022
In an interview with WholeHogSports after his official visit to Arkansas, Council said his goal was to win defensive player of the year in the league he landed in. With his size, explosiveness and ability to guard multiple positions, he can be an immediate asset as a defender.
Council was described in Wichita State’s game notes as a “versatile, long-limbed athlete who impacts the game in a variety of ways.” He has a 6-10 wingspan.