UNLV junior forward Chace Stanback was benched for the first half Tuesday, forced to sit for not fulfilling his academic responsibilities over the summer. Stanback made up for lost time, scoring all of his 23 points in the second half to help the Rebels defeat Washburn 88-53 in an exhibition game at the Thomas & Mack Center.
Adjusting to a new school is one of many challenges facing Karam Mashour, who left his hometown of Nazareth, Israel, this year for unfamiliar surroundings in Las Vegas.
In his spare time, UNLV senior Mychal Martinez attends to his creative talents in art and music production. He plans on the latter turning into a career.
Quintrell Thomas had logged several minutes of basketball Tuesday evening when he raised his hand toward the UNLV bench. He was gassed and needed a break.
It was apparent at the end of last season that Anthony Marshall would be a major factor in UNLV’s future. At the beginning of this season, Justin Hawkins appears ready to make a similar statement.