The Rebels’ first-year basketball coach hasn’t won any games yet at the school, but he’s winning over fans of all ages by promoting the team across the Las Vegas Valley.
Ntambwe averaged 11.8 points and 5.5 rebounds as a freshman last season.
Marvin Coleman, who walked on last basketball season, was put on scholarship by UNLV. That is the Rebels’ last available scholarship.
The current Nebraska basketball coach promoted Otzelberger to associate head coach when he was named head coach at his alma mater, Iowa State, in 2010.
UNLV basketball head coach T.J. Otzelberger made a stop at the UFC Performance Institute as part of the Runnin’ Rebel Caravan.
Tubby Smith returned last year to his alma mater, High Point after a stellar coaching career. He played an indirect role in influencing the recent direction of UNLV basketball.
The 6-foot-2-inch guard announced Saturday that he had chosen the Rebels over Gonzaga and Oregon. He averaged 19.7 points last season for South Dakota State.
The Rebels have timing working in their favor for their nonconference games, with a chance to pick up some nice victories that otherwise might be more difficult to achieve.
UNLV has hired a law firm to investigate claims that former basketball player Brandon McCoy was improperly recruited, according to emails sent to the Review-Journal.
The Rebels signed 6-foot-9-inch graduate transfer Vitaliy Shibel from Arizona State and added home-and-home series with Kansas State and SMU.