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Nevada lands 2021 three-star wing Jalen Weaver

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The Nevada men’s basketball team just landed one of its highest-graded recruits in program history.

Jalen Weaver, a three-star wing listed at 6-foot-4, 185 pounds, announced his commitment to the Wolf Pack Saturday, via Twitter.

According to 247Sports.com’s grading tracker, Weaver, apart of the 2021 recruiting class, is the 5th-highest graded recruit in program history — placing behind Jordan Brown, Luke Babbitt, Devearl Ramsey and Devonte Elliott. He chose Nevada over offers from Loyola Marymount, Massachusetts, Montana State and Tulsa.

“I just love the relationship that I have with the coaches,” Weaver told 247Sports’ Travis Branham on why he committed to Nevada. “I saw both coaches play at the NBA level and they both played point guard so I really feel like I can develop my game there. Every year they’re a solid and winning program so it’s always good to be a part of a winning program.”

Weaver was ranked as the No. 40 small forward in the country, per Rivals.com. He was dubbed the 210th-best player and the 38th-best small forward in the 2021 class, per 247Sports.

Weaver averaged 18.8 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.3 steals and 0.7 blocks as a junior at Smoky Hill High School in Aurora, CO. He will be playing his senior season at Santa Clarita Southern California Academy in Santa Clarita, Calif.

He is the second recruit in Nevada’s 2021 class along with a three-star recruit Nick Davidson (6’8”. 210 lbs).