Jamal Aytes is transferring from UNLV to seek an opportunity at more playing time, the university announced in a press release on Wednesday.
Aytes was a late addition as part of the Class of 2013, committing to UNLV in August just before the start of classes. The freshman forward wasn’t able to carve out a regular spot in the rotation, appearing in just four of the team’s first seven games and playing just 38 total minutes.
“I have enjoyed my time at UNLV, but transferring gives me a better opportunity for playing time sooner in my career,” Aytes said via the press release.
His most extensive floor time came in the Rebels’ 86-65 loss to UC Santa Barbara on Nov. 12, when he played 19 minutes and scored 10 points.
Since that game, however, Aytes had appeared in just one of four contests, playing seven minutes and scoring one point against UT-Martin on Nov. 30.
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