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Ex-UK guard picks UNLV


Former Kentucky guard Derrick Jasper is heading to UNLV.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported on its Web site Tuesday that Jasper told UNLV coach Lon Kruger of his decision to transfer to the Rebels during a meeting over the weekend.

Jasper averaged 4.2 points and 5.5 rebounds in 20 games last season for the Wildcats. He missed the first 10 games of the season following offseason knee surgery. He must sit out the 2008- 09 season under NCAA rules.

Jasper, who is from Paso Robles, Calif., told coach Billy Gillispie after the season that he wanted to be closer to home. The Wildcats granted Jasper permission to seek a transfer last month.

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