UNLV lands troubled St. John’s transfer Chris Obekpa

Chris Obekpa (USATSI)
St. John’s transfer Chris Obekpa is headed to UNLV. (USATSI)

St. John’s transfer Chris Obekpa has committed to UNLV, sources told CBS Sports.

He must sit out the 2015-16 season per NCAA rules and will have one year of eligibility remaining beginning in 2016-17.

The 6-foot-10, 240-pound shot-blocker averaged 5.8 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 3.1 blocks per game last season for St. John’s.

He was suspended for the NCAA Tournament after reportedly failing a drug test. Obekpa was also suspended for two exhibition games at the start of his sophomore season.

UNLV finished 18-15 last season.

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