- On Monday, Merrill native Paul Jesperson decided he's leaving the University of Virginia.The former Bluejay just completed his sophomore season with the Caviliers. He started 33 or 35 games and averaged 4.7 points per game. According to a report in the Washington Post, Jesperson likely would have had his playing time reduced. Virginia's back-court is very talented. One of Paul's teamamtes was also expected back after redshirting this year because of an injury.
Former UW-Green Bay star Tony Bennett is the head coach of Virginia. In a school-issued statement on Virginia's web site - Jesperson says, "I would like to thank my coaches, teammates and all of my supporters for the opportunity I had... They made my time here unforgettable and I'm extremely grateful for that."A text to Jesperson asking for additional comments was not returned.
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