Rice transfer Letcher-Ellis commits to play basketball at Nevada

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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) Rice forward Marquez Letcher-Ellis has decided to transfer to Nevada to play basketball for the Wolf Pack.

Letcher-Ellis, a 6-foot-7 forward, averaged 7.7 points and 4.9 rebounds per game with the Owls this season, shooting 345% from 3-point range. He averaged 10.2 points and five rebounds as a true freshman.

He was originally a three-star recruit coming out of Montverde Academy in Virginia. He chose Rice over offers from Georgia, Oklahoma and VCU.

Under NCAA transfer rules, Letcher-Ellis will have to sit out next season, then have two years of eligibility left at Nevada.

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