Arkansas was expected to have one of the deepest benches in the sport in 2022-23, but it hasn’t played out that way yet.
Only six players are averaging double-digits in minutes through the team’s first five games. Coach Eric Musselman played only seven players – not counting guard Joseph Pinion’s entry for the last several seconds – against Creighton.
Jalen Graham was an All-Pac 12 forward at Arizona State last year and he’s averaged 8.3 minutes in three games. Derrian Ford, Barry Dunning and Pinion are non-factors as freshmen, having scored a total of 10 points among them.
Musselman played Black (38 minutes), Council (40), Brazile (31), Jordan Walsh (36) and Devo Davis (38) for almost the entire game. That can’t keep up all season.