Arkansas lands Ky Madden
September, 30, 2010
By Mike LaPlante, ESPN Recruiting
Early in the recruiting process, Arkansas made Ky Madden (Lepanto, Ark./ East Poinsett County) a priority and the Razorbacks' hard work has paid off as the 6-foot-5 combo-guard committed to Arkansas on Wednesday over Mississippi and Baylor. "I have decided to attend the University of Arkansas," said Madden. "All the schools that recruited me did a great job, but I feel like Arkansas is the best fit for me. They are the state university and I think with the recruiting class coming in big things are going to happen in the future." This was a big get for the Razorbacks because it shows they are able to protect their state borders and attract elite level players to the Fayetteville campus. Madden is an intelligent player with outstanding skills. Although his versatility allows him to play multiple positions, he said he sees himself running the team while playing the point guard position in college. He is a winner with a great feel for the game and should be an immediate impact as a freshman. Madden, who continues to rise up the recruiting rankings, generated a lot of buzz on the summer recruiting circuit earning praise as a viable McDonald's All-American candidate. He is the Razorbacks' fourth ESPNU 100 commitment, joining B.J. Young (Florissant, Mo./McCluer North), Aaron Ross (Little Rock, Ark./Parkview Arts & Science Magnet) and Hunter Mickelson (Jonesboro, Ark./Westside).