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Central’s Razorbacks target Annor Boateng impressing as junior and pondering future



Little Rock, Arkansas – The Razorbacks’ basketball team just had the best signing class in program history, so the future is still promising. Eric Musselman’s 2023 class includes Layden Blocker and Baye Fall, two 5-star talents. Little Rock Central is another possible cornerstone for 2024.

“There’s the occasional ‘Go to the Razorbacks’ and there’s the ‘Go where you want,’” Arkansas target Annor Boateng said “Whatever’s best for me, I’ll make that decision. But I love the Razorback fans. They come here every time, and they always show support. So it’s all love.”

Boateng, who is 6’6″ and weighs over 200 pounds, is now ranked No. 54 by 247Sports and No. 13 nationally by Rivals. Several SEC universities have extended offers to the 5-star recruit, with Arkansas and Auburn saw as the early front-runners to sign the projected small forward.

Boateng sets a high standard to live up to by following in the footsteps of Central greats like former Hog Joe Johnson. His major priority is to bring Central its first state championship since 2020 and, more crucially, its first outright victory since 1999.

“I also have some goals set up for myself like Gatorade Player of the Year,” Boateng said. “Being recruited by coaches, they’ll tell you what you need to work on. Especially Arkansas… I really made a focus on those things so I improve and elevate my game.”

After starting official visits, Boateng must make a decision regarding his future in college, so he initially concentrates on the task at hand. In class 6A, Central is currently ranked third in the state and second only to Jonesboro. Boateng, a highly regarded youngster who is debatably ranked among prospects, is aware of the pressure on him but welcomes it.

“There’s no pressure but at the same time I’m just trying to be me and represent my state,” Boateng said. “I know I have a lot on my back and I have some things to improve here and there. I just need to be content with myself and play with confidence and keep on going.”

“And then,” Boateng said. “The city can have me as a representative.”

For more on Central’s newest star, including his comments on the Razorbacks’ erratic 2022–23 season, see our entire profile.