Skip navigation
Favorites
Sign up to follow your favorites on all your devices.
Sign up
View All Scores

Louisville lands grad transfer Carlik Jones

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: JAN 10 Radford at USC Upstate

SPARTANBURG, SC - JANUARY 10: Carlik Jones (1) guard for Radford during a college basketball game between the Radford Highlanders and USC Upstate Spartans on January 10, 2019 at Eddie and Ann Payne Arena in Spartanburg, SC. (Photo by John Byrum/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Louisville landed a commitment from Carlik Jones on Sunday night, one of the best grad transfers available this spring.

Jones, who spent the last three seasons at Radford, picked the Cardinals over Maryland, Michigan State and a handful of other programs.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B-nsZEDnTkN/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

A 6-foot-1 lead guard from Cincinnati, Jones averaged 20 points, 5.5 assists and 5.1 boards this past season, when he was named the Big South Player of the Year. He led Radford to the 2018 NCAA tournament and back-to-back Big South regular season titles in 2019 and 2020.

Jones should start immediately for Louisville, fitting alongside David Johnson, Samuell Williamson and Jay Scrubb, should he enroll at Louisville instead of going pro, on their perimeter. Louisville is losing Fresh Kimble, Ryan McMahon and Dwayne Sutton to graduation while Jordan Nwora is expected to turn pro.