Another big-time player hit college basketball’s graduate transfer market this week.
Carlik Jones, the Big South Player of the Year, entered his name into the NCAA’s transfer portal on Wednesday. The standout Radford guard has one year of eligibility remaining.
The 6-foot-1 Cincinnati native is coming off a stellar 2019-20 season. He averaged 20.0 points, 5.1 rebounds and 5.5 assists for the Highlanders, while shooting 40.9 percent from the 3-point line.
Jones is expected by some to head back to the Cincinnati area and play for the Bearcats or Xavier, but he told 247Sports that he’s considering all of his options. The All-Big South player has already heard from a number of big-time schools.
247Sports named some of the 30-plus schools that are interested in Jones:
Arizona, Louisville, Maryland, Michigan State, Cincinnati, Memphis, Marquette, Ohio State, Oregon, Illinois, West Virginia, Ole Miss, Virginia Tech, Gonzaga.
Jones specifically noted that he spoke with Louisville head coach Chris Mack and Maryland head coach Mark Turgeon on Wednesday.
ESPN believes Jones is one of the two best graduate transfers on the market along with Bowling Green guard Justin Turner.
It’s unclear when Jones will make his decision, but he’s very early on in the process, so don’t expect one soon.