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Paul Jesperson Leaving Virginia Basketball Program

Paul Jesperson is leaving UVa after two seasons.

Paul Jesperson is leaving UVa after two seasons.

April 15, 2013

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Virginia men's basketball head coach Tony Bennett announced Monday (April 15) that sophomore guard Paul Jesperson (Merrill, Wis.) is leaving the Cavaliers' program.

"Paul has decided to leave the Virginia basketball program and transfer to another school," Bennett said. "We'd like to thank him for the past two seasons and wish him well in the future."

The 6-6 Jesperson averaged 3.5 points and 1.7 rebounds in 56 career games at Virginia. He started 33 of 35 games in 2012-13, averaging 4.7 points and 2.2 rebounds per game. Jesperson tallied a career-high 12 points in Virginia's 80-69 win at Maryland on Feb. 10.

"I would really like to thank my coaches, teammates and all of my supporters for the opportunity I had at UVa," Jesperson said. "They made my time here unforgettable and I'm extremely grateful for that. I wish them the best and I'm looking forward to continuing my college career at my new school."




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