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UNLV’s basketball team adds 4th Big 12 transfer

Updated April 9, 2021 - 9:36 am

UNLV’s basketball program continues to pluck transfers from the Big 12.

The Rebels on Friday received a commitment from former Texas wing Donovan Williams, who announced his decision via Twitter.

Williams, who stands 6 feet, 6 inches, becomes the fourth player from the Big 12 to transfer since coach Kevin Kruger was hired last month. He joins former West Virginia point guard Jordan McCabe, former Texas big man Royce Hamm and former Oklahoma forward Victor Iwuakor.

Williams hails from Houston and was once a four-star recruit. He played in 26 games for the Longhorns as a freshman in 2019-20, averaging 11 minutes and 3.3 points per game. As a sophomore in 2020-21, he averaged 10.3 minutes and 3.3 points per game.

He’ll help fill the void on the wing created by the loss of Bryce Hamilton, David Jenkins Jr. and Caleb Grill — fixtures in the Rebels’ rotation who have entered the transfer portal since the season concluded.

Contact reporter Sam Gordon at sgordon@reviewjournal.com. Follow @BySamGordon on Twitter.

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