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Arkansas transfer Jimmy Whitt to visit NC State and Colorado

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Since announcing his intention to transfer from Arkansas a couple weeks ago, Jimmy Whitt has heard from several power-conference programs, including NC State. According to ESPN's Jeff Goodman, Whitt will take visits to both NC State and Colorado.

Whitt is coming off a freshman season in which he averaged 6.1 points and 17.2 minutes per game. He did not shoot the ball efficiently inside the arc--it might have helped if he hadn't assumed an above-average workload while on the court.

At any rate, he's got a year off now to work on his game. The 6'4 guard will sit out the 2016-17 season and then have three years of eligibility remaining.

For NC State, his addition would help ease the transition in the backcourt. Terry Henderson is a senior this upcoming year, and Dennis Smith is highly unlikely to stay for more than one year, leaving the Wolfpack with a lot of vacant guard minutes to fill in 2017-18.