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Nevada basketball walk-on Khristion Courseault transfers to Houston Baptist

Khristion Courseault
Khristion Courseault spent two seasons at Nevada as a walk-on. (David Calvert/Nevada athletics)

Khristion Courseault, who was a walk-on for the Nevada basketball team the last two seasons, has transferred to Houston Baptist. Courseault entered the transfer portal a few months ago.

Courseault redshirted during the 2019-20 season while recovering from an injury. Last season, he logged 31 minutes over nine games and tallied nine points, three assists, three steals and one rebound. He made both of his field-goal attempts and all five of his free throws.

A 6-foot-2 guard from Los Angeles, Courseault's college career began at Pasadena City College, where he averaged 11 points, 3.5 assists and 3.2 rebounds in 22 games. He shot 39.2 percent from the field, including 37.1 percent from the 3-point line, before tearing his ACL.

"We couldn't be happier to announce the signing of Khristion Courseault as a transfer from Nevada," Houston Baptist coach Ron Cottrell said in a news release. "Khristion is a true point guard with size and length who can also score when asked to do so. His experience at Pasadena City College and with the Wolfpack (sic) will serve him well as he makes the transition to our program. In getting to know Khristion during the recruiting process and talking with previous coaches, we know we are adding a person of high character and a terrific leader both on and off the basketball court. We fully expect that he will make immediate contributions to us winning games and contending in the Southland Conference this coming season."

One of Courseault's lead recruiters was Byron Rimm, an assistant at Houston Baptist who was previously the head coach at IUPUI.

"After speaking with Coach Rimm and Coach Cottrell, I knew that HBU would provide me with the best possible opportunity to reach my fullest potential on, and off, the court," Courseault said in a news release. "They both challenged me to work my hardest and compete at a high level, the two things I take pride in most. The coaching staff welcomed me with open arms and reassured me of their belief in my abilities when others chose to ignore them. For that, I will always be grateful. I chose HBU because HBU chose me."

Courseault is the fourth Wolf Pack player to transfer to a Division I school this offseason, joining Zane Meeks (USF), Kane Milling (UC Davis) and Robby Robinson (New Orleans).

Courseault was the only walk-on listed on Nevada's 2021-22 online roster, although Bay Area prep wing Caleb Oden is expected to join the Wolf Pack as a walk-on for the upcoming season.

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