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Jacksonville transfer Jarvis Haywood reportedly considering NC State

Andy Lyons

Jarvis Haywood, a shooting guard who led Jacksonville in scoring with 16.1 points per game as a sophomore this past season, opted to transfer out and explore more high-profile opportunities, and he'll be getting one somewhere. Per ESPN's Jeff Goodman, Haywood is already set to visit Cincinnati. He also has NC State, Temple, and Richmond on his list.

Haywood will have two years of eligibility remaining wherever he lands, and as he's obviously not a graduate transfer, he'll have to sit out 2014-15. That's fine for NC State, which has no room at the two-guard spot this upcoming year anyway.

He was generally considered a two-star prospect out of high school, but he has good size for the position, and he is coming off a breakout year that saw him put up some impressive numbers: 54.5% shooting inside the arc, 41.2% shooting from three. This was despite a heavy workload and represented considerable improvement over his freshman season.

Looks like he can be a solid contributor at the power-conference level. We'll just have to wait and see how aggressively State pursues him. I'd imagine Cincinnati has the edge at this point, what with that impending visit.