CBS Sports reported Thursday that LSU is among five teams UNLV transfer Jordan Cornish, a New Orleans native, is considering after leaving the Runnin’ Rebels’ program.
Cornish, a 6-foot-6 guard, was a three-time all-state selection at Brother Martin High School before playing his first two seasons at UNLV.
He is also reportedly considering Houston, Cal, Washington and Iowa State. Cornish committed to Tennessee two years ago before Vols coach Cuonzo Martin left to take the job at Cal.
This past season, Cornish averaged 6.2 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.8 assists while playing 21.6 minutes per game. He shot 35.4 percent from the field — 30.1 percent from beyond the 3-point arc.
As a freshman, Cornish averaged 5.5 points and 1.6 rebounds while playing 16.3 minutes per game. He shot 48.7 percent from 3-point range (38-of-78), which ranks second all-time for a single season in school history, and 42.4 percent for all field goals.
As a high school senior, Cornish averaged 23.5 points, 10.3 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game.
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