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Nevada Basketball: Rodriguez to transfer out of Wolf Pack program

Wolf Pack forward Kalieb Rodriguez announced on Wednesday that he will be leaving the Nevada program.

Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

In the search for more playing time, Nevada forward Kalieb Rodriguez will transfer out of the Nevada basketball program.

Rodriguez played sparingly this season but provided energy for the team both on the bench and in practice. He told the Reno Gazette-Journal on Wednesday that he would transfer following his graduation and will finish his schooling this summer.

Rodriguez transfer announcement comes off the heels of Nevada adding former NC State forwards Cody and Caleb Martin to the team this afternoon and the Wolf Pack need to free up a few scholarships to complete that move. Rodriguez, who is a graduate transfer, will be eligible to play immediately no matter what school he ends up transferring.

"I'm excited to play, Rodriguez said. "my whole career has been transfer here, transfer there, transfer here, transfer there. I found a home here at Nevada as far as this community and this team, but I think it's best for me to find a new spot where I can get more exposure. I'm extremely excited to play again."

Rodriguez started his career at Cal before transferring to Sheridan College in Wyoming for his second college season. He arrived at Nevada for his third stop and spent the last two seasons in Reno. Last season, he totaled 31 points, 43 rebounds and six blocks in 164 minutes of playing time.

He is the second player to transfer out of Nevada this offseason along with Eric Cooper Jr., who transferred to Pepperdine in April. With Rodriguez moving on, the Wolf Pack are now down to 15 scholarship players if you count Kenny Wooten who is now on the fence about joining Nevada and has now enrolled at a Las Vegas prep school. Nevada is still over the NCAA scholarship limit which is 13 so expect more changes for the Wolf Pack in the coming months.