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Nevada basketball lands Wichita State transfer Grant Sherfield

Grant Sherfield
Grant Sherfield is transferring to Nevada. (Wichita State atheltics)

The Nevada basketball team landed its first transfer of the 2020 recruiting class Monday when Wichita State's Grant Sherfield committed to the Wolf Pack, according to a report from Stadium's Jeff Goodman.

Sherfield, a 6-foot-2, 190-pound combo guard, was a freshman last season, meaning he will have to redshirt this year under NCAA transfer rules before having three seasons of eligibility left starting in 2021-22. Sherfield originally signed with UCLA when Nevada coach Steve Alford was running the Bruins before asking and receiving a release following Alford's firing.

For the Shockers last season, Sherfield averaged 8.1 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game while shooting 35.3 percent from the field last season, including 30.4 percent from three. Sherfield started 12 out of 30 games in 2019-20 and averaged 25.1 minutes per contest. Sherfield was the 47th-ranked available transfer on Barttorvik.com. ESPN.com ranked him as the 10th-best sit-out transfer on the market.

"Grant has been a fierce worker who reminds us a lot of Aaron Holiday," Alford said in a news release announcing Sherfield's signing in November 2018. "He's a terrific combo guard who can shoot the ball and understands how to facilitate."

Sherfield was a three-star recruit and No. 164-ranked player in the 2019 recruiting class, per 247Sports.com. He picked Wichita State over finalists Wake Forest and Minnesota.

Sherfield played for Sunrise Christian Academy in Bel Aire, Kan., after two seasons at North Crowley High in Fort Worth, Texas, his hometown. He averaged 24.1 points, 4.2 assists and 3.6 rebounds as a junior for North Crowley. He averaged a team-high 15.6 points and helped Sunrise Christian Academy to its first GEICO Nationals appearance.

Nevada signed five high school players in the November early signing period. Sherfield's addition pushes the Wolf Pack's 2020 class to six players and will complete the class unless a returning scholarship player does not come back to Nevada. The Wolf Pack has seven returning scholarship players, putting it at the NCAA limit of 13.

The addition of Sherfield would leave Nevada with one available scholarship in the 2021 class and two available scholarships in the 2022 class barring any future changes.

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