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Former San Jose State, Miami FL guard Rashad Muhammad interested in UNLV as grad transfer

The Las Vegas native might be heading home.

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Former San Jose State and Miami FL guard Rashad Muhammad is interested in graduate transferring to UNLV, according to CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein.

Rashad Muhammad, a Las Vegas native and Bishop Gorman HS graduate, spent his first two seasons with San Jose State before transferring to Miami FL. With the Spartans, he averaged 13.5 points and 3.1 rebounds per game in 58 appearances.

Muhammad transferred to Miami FL after his sophomore season, expecting to be a key player in the Hurricanes’ 2016-17 season, but he was suspended the first three games due to violation of team rules. Muhammad was later dismissed by the university and was reportedly hoping for a graduate transfer opportunity.

W.G. Ramirez of USA Today and AP reported Tuesday morning that he had spoken with Muhammad and his pursuit of a new team. Muhammad said, “Nobody is in any order (but) UNLV and Nevada are nice because they are back home.”

The Rebels expect to be much improved next season. Head coach Marvin Menzies welcomes a consensus top 15 recruiting class and Milwaukee transfer Jordan Johnson, who should immediately start at point guard.

UNLV is currently over the NCAA limit of 13 scholarships for the 2016-17 season.