Ole Miss guard Jarkel Joiner enters transfer portal
OXFORD, Miss. — Jarkel Joiner, former Oxford High School standout and Ole Miss men’s basketball’s leading scorer in 2021-22, has entered his name into the transfer portal, per his announcement via Twitter on Tuesday.
Joiner led the Rebels in scoring last season, averaging 13.2 points per game, while shooting 41 percent from the field and 34 percent from three-point range.
Joiner, who had spent two seasons with the Rebels, posted the following message on Twitter:
Gods Guidance ❤️ pic.twitter.com/QN5X3IDO1M
— Jarkel Joiner (@JarkelJoiner) April 12, 2022
“First and foremost, I would like to thank God for allowing me to play the game that I love most,” Joiner wrote. “Also, I would like to thank my family and close friends for supporting me through this journey so far. Many thanks and appreciation to Ole Miss, Coach Davis, his coaching staff and the amazing fans that have supported me as well. After many prayers and discussions with my family, God has lead me in a different direction for my last year of eligibility. So, with that being said, I will be entering my name into the transfer portal. Oxford will forever & always be home!”
Jarkel Joiner’s announcement he is entering the portal
Joiner, a combo guard, had spent two seasons at Cal State Bakersfield before he transferred to Ole Miss in 2019. He sat out one season due to NCAA transfer rules that have since been changed, before becoming a mainstay on the 2020-21 Rebels team.
He will be able to play immediately wherever he may go as he is a graduate transfer.
Joiner joins five other Ole Miss men’s basketball players who have entered their names into the portal: Luis Rodriguez, Sammy Hunter, Austin Crowley, Eric Van Der Heijden and Grant Slatten.
On Tuesday, the Rebels formally announced the signing of incoming transfer Jayveous McKinnis who is coming to Ole Miss from Jackson State.
For all the latest Ole Miss men’s basketball transfer portal news, please check out T.J. Oxley’s running tracker here.
Evelyn has covered sports for over two decades, beginning her journalism career as a sports writer for a newspaper in Austin, Texas. She attended Texas A&M and majored in English. Evelyn’s love for Ole Miss began when her daughter Katie attended the university on a volleyball scholarship. Evelyn created the Rebel Walk in 2013 and has served as publisher and managing editor since its inception.