University of Northern Iowa head men’s basketball coach Ben Jacobson announced the addition of transfer guard Paul Jesperson to the Panthers’ roster.
Jesperson, a native of Merrill, Wis., is transferring from the University of Virginia where he saw action in 56 games with 33 starts over two seasons. In the 2012-13 season, Jesperson averaged 4.7 points, shot 36.1 percent from the field, 37 percent from 3-point range and 78.6 percent from the free throw line. Jesperson was named the Wisconsin Associated Press and Gatorade Player of the Year as a senior at Merrill High School.Jesperson (6’6”, 197 lbs.) will sit out the 2013-14 season and will have two seasons of eligibility remaining beginning with the 2014-15 season.