Nevada starting forward Huff transferring

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RENO, Nev. (AP) - Nevada’s basketball team will have only two returning starters next season after sophomore forward Cole Huff announced his plans to transfer.

Huff was Nevada’s best 3-point and free-throw shooter last season, averaging 40.3 percent and 82.2 percent, respectively. He averaged 12.4 points, 5.4 rebounds and received honorable on the all-Mountain West Conference team.

Huff told the Reno-Gazette Journal in an email Tuesday night he was thankful for the opportunities Nevada gave him.

Coach David Carter said Huff told him he wants to play somewhere closer to his hometown of Altadena, Calif. He says he’s “shocked and disappointed” but wishes Huff the best.

Starting point guard Deonte Burton and forward Jerry Evans Jr. are seniors this year. Shooting guard Mike Perez and center A.J West return as seniors next season.

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