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Former UNLV Rebel Bryce Dejean-Jones dead at 23

Posted at 1:18 PM, May 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-28 20:32:33-04

A former UNLV Runnin' Rebel has died. 

Bryce Dejean-Jones, current guard for the New Orleans Pelicans was shot in the abdomen on Friday night in Dallas County and bled to death. He was 23.

According to ESPN, Dejean-Jones signed a three-year contract with the Pelicans in February after joining the team on consecutive 10-day contracts. He started 11 of 14 games before undergoing surgery for a broken right wrist and missing the rest of the season.

Dejean-Jones played college ball at USC, UNLV, and Iowa State before going undrafted in 2015.
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