The Nevada Wolf Pack basketball team just may have gotten the scoring help they desperately need in the form of an Ivy League transfer. Leland King from Brown University announced his transfer Saturday morning.
According to College Basketball Talk, the 6’7″ upcoming junior will have to sit out a season due to NCAA regulations, but will have two years of eligibility left. King averaged 14.6 points and 7.8 rebounds a game in 2014 that helped lead the Bears to a fourth place finish in the Ivy League.
The Wolf Pack, who went 9-22 last season, will certainly benefit from King’s athletic ability. The team averaged 60.4 points per game and only had one player, junior center AJ West, averaging double figures in rebounds with 11 per game.
The Wolf Pack have not made the NCAA Tournament since 2007 when they lost to Memphis in the Round of 32. King may just be a small step in the right direction for the basketball program, but at least its a step.
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