UNLV men's basketball sophomore Bryce Dejean-Jones will be out for more than a month after injuring his hand during a team workout.
The 6'5" guard sustained fractures in his third and forth metacarpal bones in his left hand, the team reported. He is expected to be in a cast for the next 4 to 6 weeks.
Dejean-Jones transferred to UNVL from USC following the 2010-11 season and sat out of games last year, practicing with the team as a redshirt.
"We have all seen how hard Bryce has worked to get ready for the season," Rebels head coach Dave 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."
Dejean-Jones appeared in 18 games with the Trojans, averaging 7.6 points, 2.6 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.1 steals per game.
The Woodland Hills, CA native was ranked as the No. 36 player overall in the 2010 recruiting class by MaxPreps and was ranked the No. 27 shooting guard in the class by ESPNU.
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