Rothstein | UNLV’s Jalen Poyser commits to St Bonaventure

2015 December 16: Jalen Poyser (24) UNLV guard during a game against the Arizona State Sun Devils at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Arizona State Sun Devils would defeat the UNLV Runnin' Rebels 66-56. (Photo by Marc Sanchez/Icon Sportswire)
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UNLV Runnin’ Rebels sophomore guard Jalen Poyser has committed to the St. Bonaventure Bonnies, a source close to the situation has informed FanRag Sports. However, the up-and-coming guard will not be able to play for the Bonnies right off the bat, as he will be forced to sit out for the upcoming 2017-18 season due to NCAA transfer regulations.

Poyser is also the second transfer to find a new home on Thursday as former North Dakota State Bison guard Khy Kabellis has joined the Pacific Tigers.

Standing at 6-foot-4 and 180 pounds, Poyser encountered somewhat of a breakout season in what would become his final go-round as a member of the Runnin’ Rebels. Over the course of 27.1 minutes per game as a sophomore in 2016-2017, he averaged 10.4 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.6 assists. As a freshman back in 2015-16, Poyser averaged just 5.4 points per game over the course of 16.2 minutes. He also averaged 2.1 rebounds and 1.1 assists during his first collegiate campaign.

Last season, St. Bonaventure finished the year with a 20-12 overall record accompanied by an 11-7 mark in conference play. As a result, the Bonnies finished in fifth place in the Atlantic 10.

Jon Rothstein has been a college basketball insider for CBS Sports since 2010 and is the lead college basketball columnist for the FanRag Sports Network. He is also the host of the College Hoops Today Podcast via Compass Media Networks, which is available via iTunes. Rothstein is also a regular in-studio correspondent for both WFAN and CBS Sports Radio. He currently lives in Manhattan.

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