West Virginia among final six choices for top player from transfer portal

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Former Gardner-Webb and Tennessee-Martin guard Jordan Sears is looking for a new home. And it appears Morgantown could be a potential destination.

Late Wednesday night, Sears announced he had narrowed down his potential new school to six choices. Amongst those choices is West Virginia, where incoming head coach Darian DeVries was officially introduced via press conference on Wednesday. DeVries confirmed during the presser that he had already secured a commitment from the portal in his son Tucker DeVries, ranked No. 1 in by CBS Sports in their Transfer Portal Ranking.

Also named in that Top 40 ranking by CBS Sports was Sears, who clocked in at 37th on the list. Sears averaged 21.6 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 4.5 assists per game last season -- he was tied for eighth-nationally in points per game with DeVries. Over his past two seasons at Tennessee-Martin, Sears was a two-time All-OVC First Team selection and a two-time All-OVC Tournament Team selection. He is also a finalist for this season's Lou Henson National Player of the Year Award, awarded to the top mid-major player in college basketball.

The other five programs still in the running for Sears are Alabama, South Carolina, LSU, Texas Tech, and Arizona State. He has not yet announced when his final decision will come.