RANKING THE REBELS: 72 - Don Lyons


Don Lyons

Years: 1967 to 1969

Career highlights:

■ Scored 908 points in 57 games for a career scoring average of 15.9 per game.

■ Averaged 18.9 points and 11.1 rebounds in 1968-69.

■ The Rebels compiled a 43-14 record in his two seasons.

Quotable: "He was a phenomenal athlete. He could take off at the top of the key and not come down until he jammed the ball. He could shoot it, and he could run." -- Rolland Todd, former UNLV coach.

After UNLV: Lyons taught at a school for the deaf in Los Angeles. He was inducted into UNLV's Athletic Hall of Fame in 1987.

 

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