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Birch Feels Sense Of Belonging At UNLV

Jan 19, 2012 4:23 PM

UNVL transfer Khem Birch says he's already felt a sense of “belonging” that didn't exist in his semester stay at Pittsburgh.

“I didn't gel with my teammates, and the system wasn't right for me,” said Birch, who averaged 4.4 points and five rebounds per game in 10 games at Pitt, including six starts.

Birch believes his skills will be best utilized in an uptempo system.

“When I opened my recruitment, I wanted to go to a fast-paced team,” Birch said. “Right away UNLV came to mind because I saw that game and how they ran.”

Canadian Press

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Khem Birch Blasts Former Pittsburgh Teammates

Jan 17, 2012 3:24 PM

UNVL transfer Khem Birch torched his former Pittsburgh teammates, claiming some players were more concerned about individual numbers than team success.

"I remember when some people didn't get what they wanted, during a half, if they didn't score a certain amount of points, during halftime, it would be silence from those players,” Birch said. “It wasn't like they were happy. Even if we were winning, they would just get mad because they didn't get what they wanted."

Birch said he never felt comfortable at Pittsburgh.

“I felt like, just coming in as an All-American, they didn't try to embrace me or anything,” Birch said. “I think some felt threatened.”

Sporting News

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Khem Birch Transfers To UNLV

Jan 9, 2012 7:16 PM

Khem Birch will transfer to UNLV.

Birch, who left the Pitt program in December, also considered Florida.

Ryan Greene writes that the last four transfers to UNLV have been Mike Moser (UCLA), Reggie Smith (Marquette), Bryce Jones (USC) and Birch.

Jeff Borzello/CBS Sports (via Twitter)

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Birch Deciding Between UNLV, Florida

Jan 9, 2012 10:52 AM

Khem Birch, who transfered from Pitt earlier this season, is reportedly deciding between UNLV and Florida.

Birch was one of the top players in the class of 2011.

Adam Zagoria/ZagsBlog

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