Basketball: Bryce Jones officially headed to UNLV

Former USC guard Bryce Jones has signed scholarship papers to transfer to UNLV, the Runnin' Rebels announced Friday.

Jones decided to transfer away from the Trojans in January after his minutes went significantly down when Jio Fontan became eligible in mid-December. A product of Woodland Hills Taft, he was the top player in USC's 2010 recruiting class, composed of guard Maurice Jones (no relation) and forwards Garrett Jackson and Curtis Washington.

In 18 games with the Trojans, he averaged 7.6 points and 1.6 assists per game.

He joins a UNLV team that lost in the first round of the NCAA tournament to Illinois in March but will have to sit out the 2011-2012 season due to NCAA transfer regulations.