Former Virginia guard Paul Jesperson will transfer to Northern Iowa, he announced on his Twitter page on Saturday. Jesperson chose Northern Iowa over Southern California.
The 6-6 Jesperson averaged 3.5 points and 1.7 rebounds in 56 career games at Virginia. He started 33 of 35 games in 2012-13, averaging 4.7 points and 2.2 rebounds per game and scored a career-high 12 points in Virginia's 80-69 win at Maryland on Feb. 10.
Jesperson, who will have two years of eligibility remaining, heads to a Northern Iowa team that finished 21-15 and finished third in the Missouri Valley Conference last season.