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Nevada basketball picks up another transfer commitment in Leland King

Wolf Pack coach Eric Musselman has added a fifth transfer to the team in former Brown forward Leland King.

Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports

Nevada basketball coach Eric Musselman continues to hit the transfer recruiting trail as former Brown forward Leland King committed to the Wolf Pack on Friday.

King, who is originally from Inglewood, California, averaged 14.6 points and 7.8 rebounds per game last year while shooting 47 percent from the field and 75 percent from the free throw line in his sophomore year. Per NCAA transfer rules, King must sit out the 2015-16 season and will have two seasons of eligibility remaining once he is cleared to play.

King had visited Iowa State, UC Irvine and Bryant before committing to Nevada after visiting Reno last week. King said he chose Nevada because "it was the best fit for me basketball-wise." He also said that "the style of play and the coaches were a good fit. They like to play fast and Coach Musselman said he  really knows how to use me as far as mismatches on the floor, whether it's shooting the three or going by a bigger guy. I can play on the perimeter and in the post, so he said he'll use the mismatches."

Another reason King transferred to Nevada was that he was looking more competition and and also, according to King, "I was looking for a place that takes basketball a little more seriously."

Of Eric Musselman's five recruits he has brought in since becoming head coach, four are transfers and three of those transfers (King, Southern Illinois Jordan Caroline, and

Missouri State Marcus Marshall) have to sit out this year due to transfer rules. Marshall's Shawn Smith is the only transfer who is eligible to play  this year.

With the addition of King, Musselman is continuing to add scoring punch to the Wolf Pack and even though King, Caroline and Marcus Marshall won't be eligible until 2016-17, the Wolf Pack looks like they will have no trouble scoring once those players are eligible.