Former Rebel Bryce Dejean-Jones commits to Iowa State


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UNLV guard Bryce Dejean Jones heads off the court after their Mountain West Conference semifinal game against San Diego State Friday, March 14, 2014 at the Thomas & Mack Center. The #8 ranked San Diego State Aztecs won 59-51 to advance to the finals.

Updated Monday, April 14, 2014 | 10:21 a.m.

UNLV Runnin' Rebel Bryce Dejean-Jones

UNLV guard Bryce Dejean-Jones drives to the basket against North Carolina during their game Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012 at the Dean Smith Center in Chapel Hill, N.C. North Carolina won the game 79-73. Launch slideshow »

Former Rebel Bryce Dejean-Jones will play his final basketball season at Iowa State, he announced while visiting the Cyclones over the weekend.

Dejean-Jones is on pace to graduate this summer and would then be immediately eligible at ISU for one more year.

Although it was his first time in Ames, Dejean-Jones told The Associated Press that he felt comfortable with the area and coach Fred Hoiberg’s system.

“Just getting to sit down and understand more about their style of play, it fit me well,” Dejean-Jones said. “I can’t wait to get there.”

After a solid finish to his redshirt sophomore season, Dejean-Jones came into 2013-14 expected to lead the Rebels. And while he did lead the team in scoring with 13.6 points per game, Dejean-Jones’ shooting at the free-throw line and 3-point line fell off drastically.

As a shooting guard, he hit only 29.5 percent on 3-pointers in the regular season.

UNLV announced on March 16 that the program and Dejean-Jones decided he shouldn’t return to the team. Iowa State will be his third and final stop after beginning his career at USC.

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