Here are the top 10 players to watch in the NBA Summer League, which is July 6-17 at the Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion.
The Golden Nugget sports book posted lines Tuesday on each of the Rebels’ 12 games and opened their win total at 6½ after the South Point and William Hill sports books each posted UNLV’s total at 6.
Steve Jenkins, a wide receiver from Narbonne High School in Harbor City, California, tweeted Thursday he had committed to play football at UNLV.
UNLV’s basketball team released its nonconference schedule Thursday, a 12-game slate highlighted with games against Cincinnati, Illinois and Brigham Young and an appearance in the Diamond Head Classic.
The Las Vegas Bowl is considering going to two games in 2020 in the new Raiders stadium. Its future with the Mountain West is uncertain as the bowl explores its options.
Courtney Reese, a running back from Southridge High School in Miami, has committed to play football at UNLV. He also was offered scholarships by Florida Atlantic, South Florida and Rhode Island.
Former UNLV center Brandon McCoy will be back on campus next month, playing for the Milwaukee Bucks in the NBA Summer League. He agreed to a free-agent deal late Thursday.
The UNLV men’s basketball program hired Joe Esposito on Friday as special assistant to the head coach. Esposito, 51, spent the past 11 seasons under Tubby Smith as an assistant.
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.