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High-scoring Kent State basketball transfer chooses UNLV

UNLV added much-needed scoring potential Wednesday when Kent State senior guard Mike Nuga tweeted he decided to transfer to the Rebels.

Nuga, who is 6 feet 2 inches, averaged 17.8 points and 5.5 rebounds last season. He was an effective perimeter shooter, making 50 percent of his shots, including 38.5 percent from 3-point range to earn third-team All-Mid-American Conference honors.

Nuga reportedly also considered Brigham Young and Wyoming.

UNLV is his fourth school in six years. He also played at two-year school Eastern Florida State College and Portland State.

Nuga is the seventh transfer to choose the Rebels, who have largely added more defensive-minded players, leaving a major question about where some of their scoring will come from next season. The hope for UNLV is Nuga will help answer that concern.

Contact reporter Mark Anderson at manderson@reviewjournal.com. Follow @markanderson65 on Twitter.

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