FAYETTEVILLE – Jimmy Whitt, the most heralded freshman signee of Arkansas’ 2015-2016 basketball recruiting class, is transferring at the close of the spring semester, Razorbacks  coach Mike Anderson confirmed Wednesday though a Razorbacks press release.

Reports that Whitt of Columbia, Mo.,  was considering transferring had surfaced before last week’s spring break.

Anderson, formerly the coach at the University of Missouri, had long known Whitt who attended the coach’s basketball camps at Missouri and then in Fayetteville when fifth-year Razorbacks coach moved to Arkansas.