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Who’s UNLV’s top player? Larry Johnson

Forward Larry Johnson, a two-time All-American, was named UNLV’s No. 1 player on 21 of 25 ballots cast in R-J voting for the basketball program’s top 100 players.

RANKING THE REBELS: 2 – Stacey Augmon

Stacey Augmon, Years: 1987 to 1991, Career highlights: The No. 3 scorer (2,011 points) and No. 3 rebounder (1,005) in UNLV history.


The Las Vegas Review-Journal selected a panel of 25 voters to rank the top 100 players in UNLV basketball history. The panelists were provided with biographical information for 124 players. A first-place vote is worth 100 points. To reach a more accurate average, the highest and lowest vote for each player was deleted. The final rankings and vote totals (with first-place votes):

RANKING THE REBELS: 3 – Sidney Green

Sidney Green, Years: 1979 to 1983, Career highlights: Ranks No. 2 on the all-time scoring list with 2,073 points and No. 1 in rebounds with 1,276.

RANKING THE REBELS: 4 – Armon “The Hammer” Gilliam

Armon “The Hammer” Gilliam, Years: 1984 to 1987, Career highlights: The 6-foot-9-inch forward/center is seventh with 1,855 points and sixth with 890 rebounds. Only top-10 scorer who played just three seasons.

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