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'Proven scorer and leader.' Nevada officially adds Oregon State transfer Jarod Lucas

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Oregon State's Jarod Lucas recovers a loose ball against Loyola-Chicago during the 2021 NCAA Tournament. (Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)

Nevada officially added Oregon State transfer Jarod Lucas to its roster, announcing the addition of the Oregon State transfer. Lucas verbally committed to Nevada last Sunday.

A 6-foot-4, 195-pound guard, Lucas spent the previous three seasons with the Beavers, averaging 10.3 points and hitting 177 3-pointers at a 38 percent rate. Last year, he averaged a career-high 13.5 points per game, shooting 41.5 percent from the field and 38.6 percent from three.

“Jarod is a proven student, scorer, and leader. He can really shoot the ball, and has the ability to make others around him better,” Nevada head coach Steve Alford said in a news release. “Jarod has a great understanding of how to play the game. He will make an immediate impact within our program.”

Lucas was instrumental in Oregon State’s run to the Elite Eight at the 2021 NCAA Tournament, averaging 11.3 points and shooting 35.7 from 3-point range over the four games, including 15 points in a second-round victory over Oklahoma State. His career-high effort came last season in a 27-point effort against USC.

From Los Altos (Calif.) High, Lucas was a four-star recruit by ESPN and was that network's 28th-ranked guard in his recruiting class. There, Lucas started every game of his four-year career, graduating as the holder of 15 school records and the CIF Southern Section’s all-time leading scorer with 3,356 career points (third most points in California history). Lucas averaged 29.4 points per game and hit 384 3-pointers over his career and was a four-time selection to the all-state team. He also a McDonald’s All-America nominee his senior season.

Lucas joins Elon transfer Hunter McIntosh and high school recruits Darrion Williams and Trey Pettigrew in Nevada's 2022 recruiting class, which also included Seton Hall transfer Tyler Powell, who committed to Nevada on Wednesday but has not officially been announced by the school. Nevada has one scholarship remaining to hand out in this class.

The Wolf Pack's 2022-23 roster is broken down here.

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