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Christian Jones to Transfer to UNLV

UNLV has received a commitment from former St. John's forward Christian Jones

William Hauser-USA TODAY Sports

As reported by the Las Vegas Review Journal, head coach Marvin Menzies and the Runnin' Rebels have picked up a commitment from St. John's transfer Christian Jones.

Here's the statement from coach Menzies:

"We are very pleased and excited to announce the addition of Christian to the program.  He is another significant addition to our roster for this season, and brings us immediate experience, toughness and leadership. We had instant chemistry from our first conversation on the phone and I am confident that his short journey as a Runnin' Rebel will be very productive."

This is a great pick up for the Rebels, as Jones is a graduate transfer and will be immediately eligible to play.  The coaching staff will be looking to Jones to log significant minutes in the front court right away, since him and returner Dwayne Morgan are the only current front court players on the roster with D-I basketball experience.

Jones averaged 8.4 points and 5.2 rebounds per game for the Red Storm last season.