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Nevada center Jazz Gardner plans to enter Transfer Portal

On3 imageby:Dan Morrison04/08/24


Nevada Wolf Pack center Jazz Gardner plans to enter the Transfer Portal, per LEVELUTION Sports, his agency.

Coming out of high school, Jazz Gardner was a four-star recruit in the Class of 2023. He was the 19th-ranked center and the 119th-ranked player overall in that cycle, according to On3. Gardner committed to go to Nevada over multiple power conference offers, including Oregon, Texas Tech, and Ole Miss.

“AT West Ranch HS had an overall record of 29-3, Earned First Team All- League,” his agency posted. “In his junior season, helped lead Los Altos to an overall record of 26-7 w/ averages of 19.2 points, 12.9 rebounds, and 3.5 blocks per game … Named the MVP of the 2023 Iverson Classic after recording 26 points, 22 rebounds, and five blocks.”

On3’s Jamie Shaw broke down Jazz Gardner and scouted him out of high school. In doing so, he praised his size and passing ability.

“The first thing you notice about Jazz Gardner is his size. He is a legit 7-footer with long arms and a projectable frame. Watching Gardner play, you see he has a lot of tools. He has good timing when protecting the rim, he moves well laterally and up and down the floor, and he is a good area rebounder,” Shaw wrote.

“Gardner’s most interesting attribute may be his passing. He had some great reads from multiple spots on the floor. Gardner’s game is still raw, and there is still some tightening and growth to be had. But, with his ability to make shots and make plays on both ends, there is a lot to like, and expect a continued upward trend.”

As a freshman at Nevada, Jazz Gardner averaged 6.5 minutes played in 20 games for the Wolf Pack. During that time, he averaged 2.5 points, 2.0 rebounds, and 0.2 assists per game.

To keep up with the latest players on the move, check out On3’s Transfer Portal wire.

Nevada and the Transfer Portal

The Transfer Portal opened up on March 18th for men’s college basketball. That was a day after Selection Sunday, which was frustrating timing for many teams and coaches. That was especially true for teams that made the tournament, like Nevada.

Since the Transfer Portal opened, no Nevada players have officially entered the Transfer Portal during this cycle. To this point, Jazz Gardner hasn’t yet entered the portal and only plans to. However, once he does so, he will be the first player the Wolf Pack lost to it this season.

Despite that, Nevada has been active in the portal, landing a commitment from transfer small forward Kobe Sanders.