Arkansas associate head coach Chris Crutchfield was at Moberly Area Community College in Missouri on Wednesday to see Mahorcic (6-10, 240, forward / center, Serbia native) who is a juco sophomore, while Arkansas assistant coach Clay Moser was at Kilgore College in Texas on Wednesday to see Andela (6-8, 230, forward, Cameroon) who is also a juco sophomore.
Both players can sign as soon as the mid-November early period with two years to play at the NCAA Division 1 level beginning in 2020-21.
"(Crutchfield) was at my college today," Mahorcic confirmed Wednesday night. "And they said they are really interested in me and I am too (interested in Arkansas)."
Mahorcic attended Notre Dame College Prep in Illinois before signing with Lewis University, but after suffering an injury that sidelined him he ended up at MACC.
In addition to Arkansas, Mahorcic said he's being recruited by Virginia Tech, West Virginia, Southern Cal, TCU, Indiana, Oklahoma, Tulsa, St. Louis, and San Diego State among others. He's taken only one visit thus far -- to West Virginia -- and he said whether or not he signs early depends on the opportunity being right for him.
"I'll look for the best school for me that can get me to the NBA," Mahorcic said. "And best fit ... If for example Arkansas offers me and I come down for an official visit, and I like it and the team likes me I would commit right away. It’s all about the right fit for me."
Mahorcic said he and Crutchfield have talked about the positives of the Razorbacks' basketball program.
"He told me a lot of good stuff and that I would fit really good," said Mahorcic, who also shared his self-scouting report. "Very skilled big man. Can play the 4 and 5, prefer 4. I can shoot, dribble the ball, block shots really good, and really good rebounder."