Former UK guard Derrick Jasper is transferring to UNLV. That’s according to a published report in today’s Las Vegas Sun.
Jasper gave Vegas coach Lon Kruger a verbal commitment on Sunday.
The 6-foot-6 guard will have to sit the 2008-09 season and will have two years of eligibility remaining.
Jasper is reunited with Rebels’ guard Tre’Von Willis, who played on the same summer traveling squad as Jasper. According to the report, Willis was instrumental in getting Jasper to commit to UNLV.
Jasper averaged 4.2 points and 5.5 rebounds in 20 games for the Wildcats in 2007-08. He had intended to visit Arizona, but Willis convinced him that Vegas was the place to be.