Erroneous report said Arkansas guard Jaylen Barford was cited for shoplifting

An erroneous report from report from on Monday indicated that Arkansas basketball player Jaylen Barford was allegedly cited for shoplifting Saturday evening.

The report stated the Fayetteville Police Department said Barford was caught shoplifting at a Walmart Neighborhood Market and was given a citation and released.

Barford, a senior, is averaging 30.7 minutes per game for the 3-0 Razorbacks this season. He’s averaging a team-high 20.3 points per game.

Last season, Barford averaged 12.8 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2 assists per game for the Hogs. He considered leaving school early to pursue professional opportunities. He declared for the NBA draft last month, but did not sign with an agent. Eventually, Barford announced late last spring he would be returning to Arkansas for his final season.

The Jackson, Tenn., native signed with Arkansas’ 2016 class as the No. 1 junior college recruit in the country.

Arkansas defeated Fresno State, 83-75, at home last Friday. The Razorbacks are next in action Thursday at the PK80-Phil Knight Invitational in Portland, Ore. They’ll face Oklahoma at 4 p.m. CT in the first game of the invitational.

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