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Clark’s Trey Woodbury commits to UNLV

In securing its first oral commitment for the 2018 basketball class, UNLV didn’t have to go far.

The Rebels found a four-star recruit in Clark High School’s Trey Woodbury.

“We are very excited for him to stay home and be a part of the rebuilding of the Rebel program,” Woodbury’s dad, Ben, said in a Twitter message to the Review-Journal. “Coach (Marvin) Menzies and his staff did an outstanding job recruiting Trey and set themselves apart from the other Pac-12 and Big 12 schools recruiting him. We are humbled and grateful and cannot wait to see him in Scarlet and Grey.”

Woodbury, a 6-foot-4-inch guard, is rated by Rivals.com as the nation’s No. 99 recruit. He also had received scholarship offers from Arizona State, Southern California, Utah State, Air Force and Texas Christian, among others.

“It was easy to see UNLV wanted Trey the most,” Vegas Elite AAU coach Rich Thornton said. “Many times, UNLV was four-deep as a staff at our games. You’re lucky to get one coach to watch. There were many times throughout July where the whole staff was there. That was a strong indication they were serious about getting him.”

At Clark last season, Woodbury averaged 14.1 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.4 assists as the Chargers made the Class 4A state title game against Bishop Gorman.

Contact Mark Anderson at manderson@reviewjournal.com. Follow @markanderson65 on Twitter. Contact Ashton Ferguson at aferguson@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0430. Follow @af_ferguson on Twitter.

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