Who Will Lead the UNLV Rebels In Scoring?

By Trevor Lowry
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The UNLV Rebels will be without their leading scorer in Anthony Bennett in the 2013-14 college basketball season, so who will lead the team in scoring?

UNLV will look much different in the upcoming season thanks mostly to the NBA draft and players transferring. However, two Rebels that will be back are Bryce Dejean-Jones and Khem Birch.

Birch averaged 7.2 points per game in just 21.8 minutes per game last season. Dejean-Jones managed to put up 10.3 points per game in 26 minutes per game. Either of the two very well could lead the team in scoring, but that could be the case with some incoming players as well.

Whether the case, I am going with Dejean-Jones to lead the team in the scoring department. Along with his 10.3 points per game last season, he managed to shoot 41.3 percent from the field and 34.7 percent from behind the arc, which resulted in 42 made threes on the year.

The 6’5” guard previously played for USC and could really thrive in the upcoming season with a bigger role. It is important to note that he also averaged 4.4 rebounds per game and 2.3 assists per game.

Although expected, it really hurts the team that Bennett will no longer be in action as a UNLV Rebel. Bennett was picked No. 1 overall in the 2013 NBA Draft.

As good as UNLV was expected to be last season, it actually disappointed. The Rebels finished with an overall record of 25-10, a MWC record of 10-6 and earned a No. 5 seed in the NCAA tournament.

Players will definitely have to step up in the upcoming season. Whether the case, we could see Dejean-Jones leading this team in scoring.

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