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UNLV lands top transfer over Gonzaga, Oregon

South Dakota State v Wichita State

WICHITA, KS - DECEMBER 05: David Jenkins Jr. #5 of the South Dakota State Jackrabbits puts up a shot over Landry Shamet #11 of the Wichita State Shockers during the second half on December 05, 2017 at Charles Koch Arena in Wichita, Kansas. (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)

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South Dakota State transfer David Jenkins announced over the weekend that he has committed to UNLV, following his former head coach to Sin City.

“I could not be more thrilled for the opportunity to continue coaching David,” head coach T.J. Otzelberger said. Otzelberger coached Jenkins at South Dakota State last season before taking over at UNLV this spring. “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. We look forward to seeing his game expand over this year before getting him out on the court in a Runnin’ Rebel uniform the following season.”

Jenkins is one of the top sit-out transfers available in this year’s transfer market. A 6-foot-2 shooting guard, Jenkins averaged 19.7 points and 3.4 boards this past season despite playing on a team that also included Mike Daum. He shot 45 percent from three as well.

Jenkins, a native of Tacoma, Washington, picked UNLV over Gonzaga and Oregon.