Former UNLV men’s basketball forward Khem Birch signed with the Miami Heat, the team announced Sunday. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
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It took more than a year for UNLV’s recruiting class to come together. As soon as Jordan Cornish put the finishing touch on it, his first phone call was to a close friend halfway across the country. Rashad Vaughn, the Rebels’ highest-ranked incoming recruit, also proved to be a valuable recruiter.
Bismack Biyombo went ahead of him. So did Jimmer Fredette and Markieff Morris and Alec Burks. Fourteen names were called during the 2011 NBA Draft before Kawhi Leonard made his way to the stage for a congratulatory handshake from then-commissioner David Stern.
The UNLV basketball team’s roster turnover continued Wednesday with the addition of former Rutgers guard Jerome Seagears.
Demetris Morant, who played sparingly as a redshirt freshman, is transferring from UNLV to a college in Florida to be close to his ill father.
Ben Carter, who recently made it official that he is transferring to UNLV, will wait until the 2015-16 season to prove his point. He must sit out this coming season as a redshirt while practicing with the Rebels.
Khem Birch decided to leave UNLV and declare for the NBA Draft. There’s a question if he’ll get drafted, but no question it’s a big loss for the Rebels.
After several weeks of what he called “careful consideration,” Khem Birch made a curious call. UNLV needed him, and the NBA was not asking for him, but the junior forward took the jump anyway.
A couple of years ago, Patrick McCaw was stuck with a nickname because he seemed to strike a resemblance to an NBA shooting star, Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors.
Former UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian is back home after spending 10 days in a Las Vegas hospital following a heart attack.
UNLV received a signed letter of intent Thursday from Findlay Prep shooting guard Rashad Vaughn, a McDonald’s All-American and the highest-ranked player in coach Dave Rice’s recruiting class.
UNLV head coach Dave Rice announced the hiring of Ryan Miller as a Rebels assistant basketball coach on Wednesday, filling the vacancy created when Heath Schroyer accepted the head coaching job at Tennessee-Martin.
Former UNLV basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian is up and moving around at Valley Hospital and could go home this weekend after suffering a heart attack and contracting pneumonia.
In a month, Cody Doolin will walk in graduation ceremonies at the University of San Francisco, depart with his degree in finance and transition to the next phase of his life.
Bryce Dejean-Jones, UNLV’s leading scorer this season, announced he is transferring to Iowa State for his final year of eligibility.
Money was not what mattered most to Dave Rice when he resisted the temptation to leave UNLV. The details in his proposed new contract spell that out in black and white.
The Hall of Fame basketball coach is resting comfortably at Valley Hospital and was feeling much better Friday according to his son Danny. But he remains in intensive care as doctors continue to run tests on his heart to try and determine why he took ill Wednesday night.
Two years ago, Ben Carter left his hometown to play college basketball at Oregon. He could be returning home and transferring to UNLV.
Legendary UNLV basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian was in stable condition Thursday afternoon after being admitted to Valley Hospital late the night before. Doctors still are trying to determine what caused the 83-year-old coach to take ill.
Shortly after UConn upset Florida, 63-55, TBS cut to the March Madness Music Festival, where Las Vegas-natives The Killers were performing.
Three years ago, Connecticut won the national championship. Shabazz Napier was a freshman on that team. So too was Roscoe Smith.
UNLV forward Roscoe Smith intends to hire an agent and declare for the 2014 NBA Draft, according to a news release from UNLV. Smith grabbed 10.9 rebounds a game last season, tops in the Mountain West and sixth in the nation.
It has been said that fair play doesn’t pertain in bargaining. What matters is leverage.