UNLV’s recruiting class, ranked among the nation’s top five in college basketball, started with Dwayne Morgan. The 6-foot-8-inch forward from Baltimore committed in March 2013, when he had no idea who would follow.
Kentucky was the runaway No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason Top 25 released Friday, becoming the fourth program to earn the honor in consecutive seasons.
The Detroit Pistons acquired center Joel Anthony from the Boston Celtics in exchange for guard Will Bynum on Friday. Anthony, who played at UNLV, was a member of the Miami Heat championship teams in 2012 and 2013.
In his unofficial UNLV debut, Rashad Vaughn danced during introductions and dunked in the scrimmage, showing flashes of his style and grace.
Sophomore Kendall Smith has to be feeling pretty good about the way he got his second season started on Thursday night with an impressive performance in UNLV’s Scarlet & Gray Showcase at Thomas & Mack.
About half of his summer was spent with family, and the rest of his time was spent in a gym with a basketball. Kendall Smith said he used no time searching for an escape route after a rocky freshman season at UNLV.
Unlike most of his new UNLV teammates, Cody Doolin knows what it takes to win college basketball games. He talks about diving for loose balls, taking charges and doing all of the little things that can make a big difference.