UNLV senior Shintaro Ban shot 4-under-par 68 for an 11-under 133 total and a three-stroke lead, helping the Rebels pace the 20-team John Burns Intercollegiate at 21-under 555 after two rounds in Lihue, Hawaii.
Tyleek Collins, a three-star wide receiver from Atlanta, tweeted Friday that he had committed to play at UNLV.
UNLV junior post player Katie Powell leads the team with 16.2 points and 9.1 rebounds per game, with 11 double-doubles. She is in the conversation for Mountain West Player of the Year.
UNLV freshman star center Brandon McCoy said he hasn’t thought about the NBA draft. He has helped key a recent Rebels surge heading into Saturday’s 1 p.m. game at San Diego State.
UNLV will hire University of San Diego defensive coordinator Steve Irvin as its cornerbacks coach. Irvin will replace David Lockwood, who left to join UNR’s staff.
The Rebels 2018 season begins with a three-game tournament on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Earl E. Wilson Stadium.