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Nick Stover to Join USA's Men's Basketball Program

MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) University of South Alabama Jaguars men’s basketball team is adding a new player to their program for the 2014-2015 season.

On Tuesday, USA Head Coach Matthew Graves announced Nick Graves will the Jaguars stating: “He brings a great deal of experience, having already played two years at the Division I level and we’re excited to help develop and expand his game in the year he has to sit out in transition.”

The Loyola Marymount sophomore will have to sit out the 2014-2015 season due to NCAA transfer rules and will have two season of eligibility remaining.

In two seasons with LMU, Stover averaged 4.2 points and 1.7 rebounds in 62 games. As a freshman he averaged 3.7 points and 1.3 rebounds in 13.4 minutes per contest, including 7.3 points in the Lions’ run to the West Coast Conference Tournament championship game. 

This past season Stover started 14 times—all during conference play—and in the final three games of the season, averaged 12.0 points and 6.0 rebounds while shooting 48.0 percent from the floor. He came off the bench at San Francisco to pour in a career-high 15 points and added a personal-best four steals. 

“Nick is a good student that works hard in the classroom,” Graves said, “he has a lot of character and we like his overall package as a player both on and off the court, and his ability to help us compete for championships.”