South Dakota State G Jenkins transferring to UNLV


South Dakota State guard David Jenkins is transferring to UNLV, where he will be reunited with former Jackrabbits coach T.J. Otzelberger.

Jenkins averaged 19.7 points and shot 45.3 percent from 3-point range in 32 games as a sophomore in 2018-19. He scored a career-high 35 points against Memphis on Dec. 4 and earned first-team All-Summit League honors.

The 6-foot-2 shooting guard announced his commitment Saturday, choosing the Runnin' Rebels over Gonzaga and Oregon.

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"I could not be more thrilled for the opportunity to continue coaching David," said Otzelberger, who was hired at UNLV in March. "He will quickly become a fan favorite here in Las Vegas because of his personality and his competitive drive. David is a gifted scorer, a proven winner and a fantastic teammate."

Jenkins will have two years of eligibility remaining after sitting out the 2019-20 season under NCAA transfer rules. He was ranked as the No. 2 sit-out transfer in ESPN's transfer rankings.

--Field Level Media

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