The NCAA granted guard Gian Clavell an extra season of eligibility, giving Colorado State a key player heading into the basketball season. The Rams were picked by the media to finish seventh in the Mountain West.
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With three players having been out with injuries, first-year UNLV basketball coach Marvin Menzies hasn’t been able to fully evaluate his team.
UNLV 6-foot-11-inch center Cheickna Dembele was declared eligible by the NCAA Clearinghouse on Wednesday. He was waiting for his transcripts from Africa to be approved.
Christian Jones, a graduate transfer from St. John’s, showed in three exhibition games in August he was capable of playing center. The Rebels, however, would prefer to put him at power forward.
Tina Kunzer-Murphy said Monday she has had ongoing conversations with UNLV president Len Jessup regarding her future as athletic director, but that nothing has been decided.
Marvin Menzies is now coaching a program with a far more profound sense of history in a town whose annual expectations for UNLV basketball exist somewhere between unrealistic and foolish.
UNLV’s Kris Clyburn, a 6-foot-6-inch guard, could be a matchup problem for many opponents. He hopes to make an impact with the Rebels similar to the one his brother, Will, made at Utah and Iowa State.
UNLV freshman center Cheickna Dembele will miss a few weeks with an injured right heel. The Rebels opened basketball practices on Friday.
UNLV coaches learned a lot about their basketball team with the three weeks to practice and then play in the Bahamas last month. But there is still a lot they need to know.
The Rebels will take on Oregon State on Dec. 19 as part of the inaugural Play4Kay Tourament, an eight-team event which will feature the first women’s basketball games at the Las Vegas Strip’s newest sporting venue.