Busting Brackets

SEC Basketball: Ranking the top 20 incoming transfers for the 2024-25 season

Northwestern v Florida Atlantic
Northwestern v Florida Atlantic / Sarah Stier/GettyImages
12 of 21

10. Jordan Sears (LSU)

2023-24 Season at UT-Martin: 21.6 PPG | 4.6 RPG | 4.5 APG | 43.2 FG% | 43.2 3PT%

Jordan Sears saw limited success his first two years at Gardner-Webb, but transferring to UT-Martin allowed him to thrive. In his first season for the Skyhawks Sears saw his scoring average jump to 15.2 points per game. His scoring average saw another major jump in his final season year at UT-Martin, scoring nearly 22 points per game, earning him another first-team All-OVC honor. 

Sears scored 20 or more points in 18 games last season. His best game of the season was in a win over Lindenwood. In that game Sears scored 37 points, grabbed nine rebounds, and dished out 9 assists, narrowly missing out on a triple-double.

Sears was able to score relatively efficiently considering he took over 16 shots per game last season, making over 43 percent of his shots. He was also one of the best three-point shooters in the country, making over 43 percent on 5.5 attempts per game. UT-Martin had one of the best offenses averaging over 81 points per game, and Sears did a good job of getting his teammates involved in the scoring, averaging 4.5 assists per game. 

Defensively Sears rebounded the ball well for his height, averaging 4.6 rebounds per game. He also did a good job getting his hands in passing lanes and getting steals, nearly 1.5 per game. 

His size might also cause Sears some issues making the jump to the SEC, but if his scoring translates at LSU then he should have a successful season for an LSU team that is in desperate need of a leading scorer.