UNLV picked up its first member of the 2021 class when Durango point guard Keshon Gilbert committed Saturday. The Rebels have four commitments for the 2020 class.
Utah forward Donnie Tillman, formerly of Findlay Prep, will transfer to UNLV, according to multiple people familiar with the situation.
Junior guard Jade Thomas announced in October her commitment to UNLV, where she will join her sister Bailey, who transferred last year from West Virginia to play for the Rebels. Sam is a sophomore wing at Arizona.
Centennial High School standout Melanie Isbell was among six players who signed national letters of intent with the UNLV women’s basketball team Wednesday.
The Washington Wizards selected Las Vegan Troy Brown Jr. with the 15th pick in the first round of the NBA draft on Thursday. Brown, a 6-foot-7-inch guard/forward, played one year at Oregon after starring at Centennial High School.
Former UNLV center Brandon McCoy is expected to go in the second round of Thursday’s NBA draft or not at all. Troy Brown Jr., who went to Centennial High School, is a probable first-round selection.
Trey Woodbury, who was dismissed from Clark High School’s basketball team, will remain part of UNLV’s recruiting class, sources close to the Rebels’ program said Wednesday.
Former Rebel and Bishop Gorman graduate Stephen Zimmerman was waived Tuesday by the Orlando Magic after just one season, according to the Orlando Sentinel.
Former Findlay Prep forward P.J. Washington and incoming UNLV freshman center Brandon McCoy were named to the USA Basketball Men’s U19 World Cup team.
While it’s always a pleasing sound for basketball coaches when a fax machine signals the impending arrival of a signed letter of intent, welcoming new players to your program in 2017 now comes with a hint of apprehension.