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Wichita State transfer Grant Sherfield officially joins Nevada

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Grant Sherfield has signed a financial aid agreement to play for the Nevada men’s basketball team, head coach Steve Alford announced Wednesday.

Sherfield transferred to Nevada last month. He comes the Pack after playing his freshman year at Wichita State. He will have to sit out the 2020-21 season due to the NCAA Transfer policy, but will have three years of eligibility remaining beginning in the 2021-22 season.

The 6-foot-2 guard appeared in 30 games with Wichita State last season. He averaged 8.1 points, three rebounds and 2.9 assists in 25.1 minutes per game. From the field he shot 35.3 percent and 30.4 percent from behind the arc. In 17 American Athletic Conference games, Sherfield tallied 6.9 points, 2.8 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game.

NCAA Basketball: Cincinnati at Wichita State
Wichita State Shockers guard Grant Sherfield (52) sets the play during against the Cincinnati Bearcats
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He is currently listed as the 26th-best transfer available for the 2021-22 season per ESPN. A four-star recruit out of Sunrise Christian Academy in Bel Aire, Kan, Sherfield committed to UCLA when Alford was at UCLA. Shortly after Alford was fired, Sherfield decommitted and re-opened recruitment. He chose Wichita State over finalists Wake Forest and Minnesota.

“Grant had initially committed to us at UCLA, so he and the family have an established relationship with me,” Alford said. “I’m excited to have him in the beginning of our culture building. He’s a tremendous individual with a great work ethic. He stands for all the things we want in a student-athlete. This is a huge addition to our program.”

While at Sunrise Christian Academy — where Sherfield played just his senior year — he averaged a team-high 15.6 points per game to help the team to a 22-6 record. The Buffaloes made their first appearance in the GEICO Nationals. In the quarterfinals he scored a team-high 13 points in the loss to IMG Academy, who went on to win the title.

Prior to attending Sunrise Christian Academy, he attended North Crowley High School in Fort Worth, Texas. He averaged 24.1 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game, helping the Panthers to a 31-6 record in 2017-18. The team advanced to the 6A Region 1 Tournament semifinals. In the season-ending loss to Allen High School, he tallied 27 points.

Sherfield earning class 6A All-State, second-team All-USA Texas Boys Basketball by the USA Today, Dallas News SportsDayHS first team all-area, district co-MVP, district offensive player of the year, first-team all-district and first-team all-region recognition. He was also honored for his work in the classroom being named to the District 4-6A All-Academic team. He broke the school record with nine made threes in a game and 132 made 3-pointers during the season.

Sherfield is the Wolf Pack’s sixth player of their 2020 class and is the only transfer.