Musselman lands pair of new players in Moore, Mawein on Wednesday

Arkansas coach Eric Musselman announced that Chance Moore and Akol Mawein (pronounced ah-Cole ma-Ween) have signed their letters of intent.

They will join the program for the 2021-22 season.

Moore, a 6-5 guard from Georgia, is ranked 44th nationally according to and the ninth-best small forward in the country.

Mawein, a 6-9 forward attending Navarro (Texas) College, is rated by as the fourth-best junior college recruit in the nation and the best power forward.

Mawein, who hails from Sydney, Australia, played his junior and senior seasons of high school at Little Rock’s Southwest Cristian Academy.

Chance Moore
6-5, 195, G
Brookhaven, Ga. / McEachern HS 4 Star #44 Nationally #9 Small Forward Nationally #3 player in Georgia #12 Player in the Southeast Region Composite 4 Star #85 Nationally #21 Shooting Guard Nationally #5 Player in Georgia 3 Star #121 Nationally #31 Small Forward Nationally 3 Star #138 Nationally #34 Shooting Guard Nationally #8 Player in Georgia


Participated in the Coach Wootten’s Top 150 Showcase in October 2020 … Transferred to McEachern mid-year as a junior and helped the squad reach the Georgia 7A semifinals … Averaged 21.7 points and 5.8 rebounds … Came to McEachern from Holy Innocents Episcopal HS in Atlanta and Chamblee HS prior to that … As a sophomore at Holy Innocents, named first team Class A Private All-State by and second team by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution … Was the Region 5-A North Player of the Year … Tabbed the Class A Private Sophomore of the Year by … Averaged 20.2 points and 7.0 rebounds.

Akol Mawein
6-9, 205, F
Sydney, Australia / Southwest Christian (Ark.) Academy / Navarro College

Name is pronounced “ah-Cole ma-Ween.” #4 JuCo Nationaly #1 JuCo Power Forward #4 JuCo Nationally


247Sports rates him the best JuCo power forward in the nation and the fourth-best overall prospect in the country … Ranked the fourth-best Juco recruit in the nation by … Averaged 13.5 points and 5.0 rebounds as a freshman at Navarro … Made 21-of-64 3-pointers … Tallied two double-doubles while scoring 20-plus points in six of his last 14 games including a season-high 31 points versus Paniola.

Attended Southwest Christian Academy in Little Rock as a junior and senior … Originally committed to play at UC Riverside under then head coach David Patrick, the current Arkansas associate head coach …  Also played for the Woodz Elite program on the Nike EYBL circuit … Named to the 2019 USA TODAY ALL-USA Arkansas Boys Basketball second team (along with first team pick Davonte Davis).

Born in Sudan before moving to Egypt and then to Australia … Came to the United States to play high school basketball.

Information from Arkansas Communications is included in this story.