UNLV is the latest to roll the dice on Jelan Kendrick.
The talented 6-foot-7 wing began his career at Memphis but never played a game for the Tigers. He then landed at Ole Miss, where he lasted one season, averaged 5.1 points per game and was suspended by coach Andy Kennedy.
Now he's headed to play for Dave Rice after spending this season at Indian Hills Community College in Iowa.
"I believe it's been a learning experience for me," Kendrick told CBSSports on Saturday. "I've become a better person and my goal at UNLV is to help them win a national title and reach my final destination as an NBA player."
There are few who have questioned Kendrick's natural abilities. However, he understands he needs to prove people wrong and that he's changed.
"I understand that," he said. "But my view is so much better now. I think I've matured as a person. I know this is my final chance."