Musselman talked about the latest addition to his program.
“Connor (Vanover) has tremendous upside,” Musselman said. “He is an incredibly unique player. At 7-3, he can stretch the floor offensively by shooting the 3-pointer and be a rim-protecting shot blocker on the defensive end.”
Vanover (7-foot-3, 225 pounds, stretch-5) joins North Carolina-Wilmington grad-transfer Jeantal Cylla (6-7 forward) as the first two players to form Musselman’s veteran spring class so far in 2019. Unless he is granted a waiver for immediate playing eligibility, Vanover will have a transfer-redshirt season in ’19-20 with three seasons to play beginning in ’20-21.
Vanover is a Little Rock native who played most of his high school career at hometown Baptist Prep — where he helped the Eagles to back-to-back 4A state titles in 2015-16 and ’16-17 — before trekking out to the desert to play as a high school senior at Findlay Prep in Las Vegas followed by playing his college freshman season last year at Cal of the Pac-12 Conference.