Guard Jaylen Barford, one of the most highly touted junior college players in the nation, has released his top five schools. Barford released his list on Twitter, and each program is one where he could potentially star.
My Top 5 schools. No order.
— Big Dawg🐼 (@Jbarford1) August 14, 2015
Barford spent last season at Tennessee’s Motlow State Community College and put up incredible numbers, posting 20.7 points, 7.1 rebounds and 5.1 assists per game while shooting 52 percent from the field and 32 percent from long range. For a 6-foot-4 combo guard, that’s beyond impressive.
And it helps that of all the schools Barford has listed, he could make an immediate impact. Arkansas has a glaring hole on offense following the departure of Bobby Portis, and Mizzou could really use a pick-me-up after a rough first season under Kim Anderson.
Memphis is still hurting from the loss of Austin Nichols, Xavier is always going to find a way to make noise in the Big East and under coach Andy Kennedy, Ole Miss is just a piece or two away from potentially turning the SEC upside down.
Granted, Barford has not given any indication as to which program is at the top of his list, nor has the Honorary All-American given a date for when he will make a decision, but Campus Sports will update this story as any new information becomes available.
*Featured Photo (above) credit to Motlow Sports