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BREAKING: LSU lands UT-Martin transfer Jordan Sears

On3 imageby:Matthew Brune04/11/24


Transfer portal guard Jordan Sears took an official visit to LSU that paid dividends for the Tigers and the program’s pursuit of NCAA Transfer Portal additions.

On Thursday, Sears committed to the Tigers, sources tell The Bengal Tiger staff.

Sears had previously announced a top six schools that included Alabama, South Carolina, LSU, West Virginia, Texas Tech and Arizona State. On3 reported that South Carolina and Arizona State were the other programs to watch, but LSU was circled as the team to beat.

Now, Sears will be on LSU’s roster for the 2024-25 season.

In his 121 games, Sears has averaged 13.8 points, 3.3 rebounds, three assists, and 1.1 steals in 27.5 minutes per game. He has done so while shooting 43.7% from the field, 35.5% from three, and 81.8% from the free-throw line.

Sears’ last two seasons at UT-Martin are where he has really taken a step forward. In 64 games as a Skyhawk, he has averaged 18.5 points, four rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.2 steals in 31 minutes a night while shooting 45.5% overall and 39.1% from three. In that time, he has been a two-time member of the All-OVC First Team and the All-OVC Tournament Team.

This past season was Sears’ best at the collegiate level as one of the top scorers in the nation. He averaged career-highs across the board with 21.6 points, 4.6 rebounds, 4.5 assists, and 1.3 steals while knocking down 43.2% of his shots as well as his threes.

That point average of 21.6 was good for a tie with Drake’s Tucker DeVries for eight-most in the nation. That was behind only a handful of players like Purdue’s Zach EdeyIllinois’ Terrence Shannon Jr., and Memphis’ David Jones. It was also more than the likes of North Carolina’s R.J. Davis, the ACC Player of the Year, and Tennessee’s Dalton Knecht, the SEC Player of the Year.

Per On3’s 2024 Top Portal Players, Sears is the No. 19 transfer in the portal.

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