Nevada Excellent shooter who will battle for the starting spot at shooting guard ... Brings two years of NCAA I playing experience to the team ... Should be an immediate contributor this season after redshirting last year.
2012-13: Sat out the season as a redshirt per NCAA rules after transferring from UTEP.
Prior To Nevada Played two seasons at UTEP and posted career averages of 6.5 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game ... Sophomore year played in 31 games and earned 27 starts for the Miners ... Fourth on the team sophomore season averaging 11 points per game ... Scored a career-high 25 points against Clemson ... Named to Diamond Head Classic All-Tournament team after averaging 17.7 points in three games ... Named co-Conference USA Player of the Week on Dec. 26 ... Shot 40.3 (110-of-273) percent from the field and 36.9 (41-of-111) percent from behind the arc.
High School Twice earned first-team all-state honors for coach Gary Crane at Pueblo High School in Tucson, Ariz. ... Two-time Sonoran Region Player of the Year Award recipient ... Twice named to all-city first team ... Led Arizona in scoring his senior year averaging 29.9 points per game after scoring 23.4 points per game as a junior ... Twice named team MVP ... McDonald's All-America nominee senior year ... Scored 20 or more points in every game as a senior, 30 points 11 times and twice surpassed 40 points in a game.
Personal Communications major ... Enjoys playing video games in his free time ... Chose Nevada over Penn State and Purdue ... Son of Frank Perez and Anna Perez.