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Junior College POY Signs With Nevada Basketball

The Wolf Pack have a new addition at shooting guard to their 2014 basketball recruiting class that already includes three big men and one point guard.

Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sp

To offset the losses of the top three leading scorers from last year's team, (Deonte Burton, Jerry Evans Jr., and Cole Huff) Nevada coach David Carter knew he would need an immediate impact player in his 2014 recruiting class.

Coach Carter hopes he has found that player in Tyron Criswell, who has signed with the Wolf Pack basketball team. At 6-4, the Division II junior-college player of the year will add a much needed reserve shooting guard who has the potential to add scoring off the bench. Criswell also had scholarship offers from Auburn and Nebraska, but finally decided on Nevada yesterday, Tuesday May 13th.

The junior-to-be averaged 20.1 points, 7.2 rebounds, 2.6 assists, and 1.6 steals per game at Central Community College this past year. His three point shooting will need to improve at the next level as he only shot 30% last year. In an interview with the RGJ, Carter has said that Criswell "can score, but he plays hard. He knows how to win, and he brings an element of toughness."

Nevada's starting lineup will probably look like this to start next season:

PG: Marqueze Coleman

SG: Michael Perez

SF: DJ Fenner

PF: Ronnie Stevens Jr.

C: AJ West

Criswell will likely be the first guard off the bench, and newcomer Kaileb Rodriguez will likely be the first big man.