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Jordan Cornish is latest UNLV Rebel to request a transfer

A mass exodus is happening within the UNLV basketball program.

Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

With a new head coach to a program is typically followed by players leaving the program. The latest UNLV player to transfer is sophomore Jordan Cornish.

He is the second player to transfer since the end of the season, the other is Dwayne Morgan who announced just over a ago he was leaving Las Vegas, plus there is Stephen Zimmerman who has hired an agent and is off to the NBA.

These changes are common but UNLV has lost three of its four players from its 11 ranked 2014 recruiting class, and leaving somewhat of a talent gap for new head coach Chris Beard.

With multiple players gone from the current roster does leave Beard with just six scholarship players heading into next year in  Ben Carter, Derrick Jones, Patrick McCaw, Tyrell Green, Chris Obekpa and Jalen Poyser. Plus, there is some rumblings that Obekpa and McCaw could leave the program.

Beard might have his work cut out for him in his first year on the UNLV sideline in what could be a rebuilding year for the Rebels.