RANKING THE REBELS: 9 – J. R. Rider

J.R. RIDER

Years: 1991 to 1993

Career highlights:

■ Ranks 15th on the scoring list with 1,372 points in 55 games; career average (24.9) ranks second.

■ Scored 35 points or more seven times, including 44 in a victory over UNR on Feb. 25, 1993.

■ Big West Player of the Year and second-team All-American in 1993; Rebels finished 47-10 in his two seasons.

Quotable: “When he wanted to play, there wasn’t anybody who could stop him. But J.R. only came to play when J.R. wanted to play.” — Brad Rothermel, former UNLV athletic director

After UNLV: Drafted fifth overall by Minnesota and played nine NBA seasons for five teams. Arrested several times for various offenses, most recently in April in Mesa, Ariz.

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