Dejean-Jones Suffers Hand Injury
Oct. 5, 2012
LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) - UNLV men's basketball sophomore Bryce Dejean-Jones sustained fractures of his third and fourth metacarpal bones in his left hand during the Runnin' Rebels' team workout on Thursday, head coach Dave Rice announced. Dejean-Jones is expected to be in a cast for the next 4-6 weeks.
A 6-5 guard from Los Angeles, Calif., Dejean-Jones transferred to UNLV from USC after the 2010-11 season and sat out of games last year, but practiced with the Runnin' Rebels as a redshirt all season.
"We have all seen how hard Bryce has worked to get ready for the season," Rice said. "I know he will work equally hard to be ready to play when he is cleared from this injury. This is adversity for Bryce and for our team and we will all support him as he goes through this."
As a true freshman at USC in 2010-11, Dejean-Jones appeared in 18 of the team's 34 games, starting each of the Trojan's first 10 contests that season. He averaged 7.6 points, 2.6 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.1 steals per game.
Dejean-Jones is a 2010 graduate of Taft High School in Woodland Hills, Calif. He was ranked as the No. 36 player overall in the 2010 recruiting class by MaxPreps and was ranked as the No. 27 shooting guard in the class by ESPNU. He was also named the 2010 L.A. Daily News' All-Area Player of the Year and was the CIF L.A. City Section Player of the Year.