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Spanish Springs High grad Jalen Townsell looking for fourth college in four years

Jalen Townsell
Jalen Townsell was a walk-on with the Wolf Pack for one season. (Byrne Photo/Nevada athletics)

Jalen Townsell, a Spanish Springs High alum who played for the Nevada basketball team for one season, has entered the NCAA transfer portal.

Townsell will be looking for his fourth college in the last four seasons. Townsell opened his college career as a walk-on with the Wolf Pack in 2018-19 when he redshirted. He then transferred to Arizona Western after Nevada was unwilling to give him a scholarship.

After a solid campaign in Arizona (averaging 12.4 points and 4.9 rebounds), Townsell transferred back to the Division I Ievel, signing a scholarship with Sac State, where he played sparingly last season. Townsell appeared in only four games, logging 13 minutes. He had four points and two rebounds on 2-of-2 shooting as the Hornets went 8-12 overall and 5-9 in the Big Sky.

Townsell, a 6-foot-7 wing player, will have three years of eligibility remaining without a redshirt season available.

Townsell was named the High Desert League Player of the Year during his senior season at Spanish Springs after averaging 21.1 points, 7.4 rebounds and 2.0 steals while shooting 54 percent from the field and 36 percent from the 3-point line. That senior year, he led the Cougars to their first Northern 4A Region title.

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