Done Deal: Just In LSU Tigers Confirm The Signing Of Another Talented Star From Transfer Portal

Another player is added to LSU men’s basketball via the transfer portal.
Jordan Sears of UT Martin committed to play guard for LSU men’s basketball on Thursday, continuing coach Matt McMahon’s efforts to bolster the position for the upcoming campaign.

After spending two years at UT Martin, 5-foot-11 point guard Sears made his NBA debut with the Tigers. He attended Gardner-Webb for his first two years of college football.

Along with Cam Carter of Kansas State, he is the second guard to enroll at LSU through the transfer portal this spring. Carter, a native of Donaldsonville, inked a contract with the Tigers on March 29.

Sears, who guided UT Martin to a 21-11 record this season, was selected to the first team of the Ohio Valley Conference twice. The Skyhawks were tied for the regular-season championship but lost to Morehead State 84-78 in the OVC tournament semifinals.


With 21.6 points, 4.5 assists, 1.3 steals, and 4.6 rebounds per game, he led UT Martin. Sears made 83.9% of their free-throw attempts and 43.2% of their field goals, including 43.2% from 3-point range.

Sears scored 20 points or more 18 times, including six 30-point games, while starting all 32 games for a squad that averaged 81.5 points per game, which was rated 21st nationally.

On February 22, he outscored Lindenwood 106-82, barely missing a triple-double with nine rebounds and nine assists. It was a career-high 37 points.

Nineteenth in Division I scoring, Sears scored 34 points against Tennessee State, SIU-Edwardsville, and North Alabama. Additionally, he scored 34 and 31 points in the OVC tournament against Morehead State, which secured the league’s automatic NCAA bid.

After stalwarts Trae Hannibal and Jordan Wright ended their eligibility last month, Sears and Carter will be part of a retooled backcourt the next season, along with sophomore Mike Williams and incoming four-star freshman Curtis Givens.

Carlos Stewart is in the transfer portal, and Jalen Cook—whom McMahon banned at the end of the season—is going to the NBA draft.

Among the six candidates, which also included Alabama and South Carolina, Sears selected LSU.

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