Former UNLV guard Bryce Dejean-Jones transfers to Iowa State

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Iowa State head coach Fred Hoiberg has dipped into the graduate transfer pool once again, this time landing former UNLV guard Bryce Dejean-Jones on Sunday evening.

The 6-foot-5 transfer announced his decision, via Twitter, following his visit to Ames.

Had a great weekend in Ames my first time there but won’t be the last. I’ve decided I wanna be a Cyclone!” he tweeted.

On March 17, UNLV head coach announced Dejean-Jones would not return to the program.Dejean-Jones, the team’s leading scorer at 13.6 points per game, left the Runnin’ Rebels on a sour note, earning a suspension for the regular season finale against Nevada on March 8 for a post-game incident following the Rebels’ loss to San Diego State three days prior.

Dejean-Jones can be immediately eligible for the 2014-2015 season granted he graduates this spring. He will join Blue Valley Northwest High (Kan.) point guard Clay Custer, a four recruit according to Rivals, in the Cyclones’ incoming class.

Hoiberg has had great success with transfers over the years, DeAndre Kane being the latest example. Kane has exhausted his eligibility, meaning The Mayor will look to reload the Iowa State back court with Dejean-Jones in his final collegiate season. With Georges Niang, Dustin Hogue and Naz Long returning, Transfer U should be projected to finish near the top of the Big 12 standings next season.

Utah lands top-75 center Jayce Johnson

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Utah picked up its center of the future on Monday as four-star center Jayce Johnson pledged to the Runnin’ Utes, a source confirmed to NBCSports.com. The 7-foot Johnson recently cut his list to Cal, Colorado and Utah with the possibility of reclassifying to the Class of 2015.

Regarded as the No. 67 overall prospect in the Class of 2016, Johnson will look to attend Utah in December as a walk-on who will redshirt. While Johnson likely won’t play this season, he does give head coach Larry Krystkowiak another big man to use in practice to go against sophomore center Jakob Poeltl. A solid long-term prospect, Johnson has a good frame to add weight and he’s also skilled finishing with both hands. Utah now has its replacement for Poeltl if he opts to leave for the NBA after the season and he gets an extra semester to work with the program.

Johnson is coming off of his official visit to Utah this weekend as he joins junior college guard Jojo Zamora in the Class of 2016.


PHOTO: South Carolina gets new uniforms

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South Carolina debuted some new uniforms early this week as the school is going with a fresh look and three color ways.

They’re also going to with the “Carolina” branding this season, but I think these new uniforms look pretty cool.