Southern Idaho Junior College sophomore Craig Tyson, The Baltimore Sun's 1989 basketball player of the year, signed a national letter of intent with Arkansas yesterday, his junior college coach said. He will join Dunbar point guard Michael Lloyd, who also has signed with the Razorbacks.
Tyson, a 6-foot-4 shooting guard who attended Southern High, was selected as a junior college All-American last season after teaming with Southern graduates David Cason and Adam Johnson to lead the Golden Eagles to a 34-4 record and a third-place finish in the national junior college tournament. Tyson averaged 18.1 points and 7.2 rebounds in 26 minutes per game.
"Arkansas is getting a player who will run, jump and play hard," said Southern Idaho coach Fred Trenkle. "I think he's capable of being a Division I student, and I know he can be a Division I player."