He left Las Vegas two years ago a talented player with much potential. Saturday, Nigel Williams-Goss returned to town a player much closer to reaching that potential. The 6-foot-3-inch sophomore point guard from Findlay Prep has helped lead Washington back to national prominence.
Stephen Zimmeman, Chase Jeter and Zach Collins give Bishop Gorman’s boys basketball team unmatched size, and playing the three big men together might seem like a good idea on paper. On Saturday, the idea worked on the court, too.
Even on an off night, Delon Wright had enough going on to hold off UNLV. Wright, one of the top guards in the Pacific-12 Conference, was not at his best Saturday night but still scored 17 points to lift 14th-ranked Utah to a 59-46 victory over the Rebels at MGM Grand Garden Arena.
UNLV coach Dave Rice’s take on his team’s dreadful offensive performance on Saturday night in a 59-46 loss to No. 14 Utah at MGM Grand: “Five assists and 15 turnovers is not going to get it done,” Rice said. “That’s for sure.”
The best the Rebels could do tonight was a C grade by the frontcourt, led by Chris Wood. The guards, the bench and the coaching were not even average.