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PAUL JESPERSON RUMORS

UVa transfers a sign of the times in college hoops

On Wednesday, Virginia head coach Tony Bennett confirmed that guard Taylor Barnett (9.5 minutes per game, 2.6 points per game) would transfer. That marked the second transfer since the Cavaliers' season ended; sophomore starter Paul Jesperson will transfer to Northern Iowa. The oddest thing about the two latest transfers is that it had been a year-and-a-half since Bennett had...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
July 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Taylor Barnette to transfer from Virginia

First, shooting guard Paul Jesperson transferred out of Virginia back in May, now sophomore shooting guard Taylor Barnette is outta there too. From the Cavalier Daily: “Taylor has informed me that he has decided to transfer from our program,” head coach Tony Bennett said. “His main reason is that he wants a bigger role as a player at another school. His release will be granted...
Via SCACC Hoops
July 10, 2013  |  Discuss

UVA guard transfers to Northern Iowa

Former Virginia guard Paul Jesperson has transferred to Northern Iowa. Coach Ben Jacobson announced Tuesday that Jesperson will join the Panthers. He'll sit out in 2013-14 and have two years of eligibility left. Jesperson averaged 4.7 points for Virginia last season and shot 37 percent from 3-point range. He started 33 games in two seasons with the Cavaliers. The 6-foot-6...
Via Fox Sports
June 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Evaluating Paul Jesperson to Northern Iowa

Recruiting is about relationships. When a player announces his intent to transfer, one of the first things to check is who was recruiting him in high school. That list typically contains the answer to a player's new destination. Paul Jesperson, who left Virginia, fits that pattern. The 2011 Gatorade Player of the Year in Wisconsin was recruited early by Northern Iowa, and...
Via Run the Floor
May 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Paul Jesperson headed to Northern Iowa

Is this heaven? No, it’s Iowa…Northern Iowa.  Virginia transfer Paul Jesperson has announced that he is headed to Northern Iowa. Both schools had great opportunities in a handful of areas but... I had to go with UNI! — Paul Jesperson (@pjuva2) May 25, 2013 Averaging 4.7 points and 2.2 rebounds in just over 25 minutes, the wing was starting to look a little crowded to Jesperson...
Via SCACC Hoops
May 26, 2013  |  Discuss

ACC News & Notes

First, let me say what happened in Boston yesterday was senseless.  I try to remain quiet about these things since this is a sports website, but give me a moment.  Its hard to fathom the hate that has to be in someone to do this to innocent people.  It is encouraging on the other hand to see so many willing to help.  That is what I will focus on through all of this.  The media...
Via SCACC Hoops
April 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Bennett: Jesperson granted release

Virginia coach Tony Bennett says sophomore guard Paul Jesperson is leaving the Cavaliers' program. The 6-foot-6 Jesperson started 33 of 35 games this season. He averaged 4.7 points and 2.2 rebounds. He scored a career-best 12 points in an 80-69 victory at Maryland on Feb. 10, but shot just 36.1 percent from the field overall. He made 40 of 108 3-point tries, or 37 percent. ...
Via AP on Fox
April 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Bennett: Jesperson granted release to transfer

Virginia coach Tony Bennett says sophomore guard Paul Jesperson is leaving the Cavaliers' program. The 6-foot-6 Jesperson started 33 of 35 games this season. He averaged 4.7 points and 2.2 rebounds. He scored a career-best 12 points in an 80-69 victory at Maryland on Feb. 10, but shot just 36.1 percent from the field overall. He made 40 of 108 3-point tries, or 37 percent. ...
Via AP on Fox
April 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Paul Jesperson to transfer from Virginia

According to Whitelaw Reid, Virginia's Paul Jesperson will transfer. A source tells me that #UVa sophomore guard Paul Jesperson has been granted his release and will transfer. More details to come. — Whitelaw Reid (@WhiteysWorld365) April 15, 2013 Jesperson's departure comes largely due to a jampacked roster at Virginia. With Jontel Evans the only departure and 4 players...
Via SCACC Hoops
April 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Harris guides Virginia in win over Lamar

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Joe Harris scored 17 points and Paul Jesperson added a career-high nine as Virginia cruised to a 63-44 win over Lamar in NIT Tip-Off consolation action on Monday night. Stan Brown had 11 points and six rebounds to lead Lamar. Virginia shot 43.4 percent (22 of 53) and held Lamar to 32.6 percent (15 of 46). The Cavaliers turned 14 Lamar turnovers into...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
November 19, 2012  |  Discuss
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