Illinois basketball in contact with transfer forward out of Baylor
Illinois basketball is trying to reload the roster for the 2022-23 season, and a transfer forward out of Baylor is on the radar.
The player is Matthew Mayer, a 6-foot-9 forward who has 126 career appearances and started 33 games for Baylor last season. Illinois is among the teams to contact Mayer via the transfer portal, including Texas Tech, Arkansas, UNC, USC, Memphis and Alabama, per Jeff Goodman with Stadium.
Teams interested in Mayer’s services will have to wait a bit longer to find out his final decision. According to Goodman, Mayer is still undecided on whether or not to remain in the NBA Draft or return to college for one more season.
Baylor transfer Matthew Mayer has heard from Texas Tech, UNC, USC, Memphis, Alabama, Arkansas and Illinois, among others, he told me.
Mayer is currently working out in Chicago. Still undecided whether to stay in NBA Draft or return to college.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) May 5, 2022
Mayer has played 4 seasons at Baylor and was a key bench contributor on the national championship-winning team for the Bears during the 2020-21 season. Last season, Mayer averaged 9.8 points, 5 rebounds, an assist and 1.2 steals while shooting 41% from the field and 32% from 3-point range.