Merrill graduate and basketball standout Paul Jesperson is leaving the University of Virginia to continue his basketball career elsewhere.
Jesperson announced his decision in a Twitter message, saying, "I want to thank my teammates and coaches for my experience at UVA. I wish the best for them and look forward to continuing my career."
Jesperson's has not announced where he will go, but it is likely to be another Division 1 school. If so, he'll be required to redshirt for one season. Then, then he could play two more years.