The former Kentucky forward is projected to be taken as a lottery pick or just outside those top 14 selections in the NBA draft, which begins at 4 p.m. Thursday.
Mark Anderson has been at the Review-Journal since January 1999. He covered UNLV football for 17 seasons before moving to the men’s basketball beat in January 2016, and was president of the Football Writers Association of America in 2016. Anderson returned to the football beat in 2017 and still covers men’s basketball. Before coming to the R-J, he covered UNR football for five seasons at the Reno Gazette-Journal and was the high school sports reporter for the Tallahassee (Fla.) Democrat from 1988-94. He is a native of Tallahassee and a graduate of the University of Florida.
Kobe Jenkins, a 6-foot, 170-pounder who attends Bullard High School in Fresno, California, made the Fresno Bee’s first-team County/Metro Athletic Conference squad.
The NCAA voted Wednesday to move the 3-point line to the international distance of 22 feet, 1¾ inches beginning in the 2019-20 season. It had been 20 feet, 9 inches since 2008.
The junior shortstop, who starred at Desert Oasis High School, hit .356 with 10 home runs and 36 RBIs this season and was named the Mountain West’s co-player of the year.
UNLV’s football game Sept. 14 at Northwestern will be at 12:30 p.m. and televised by the Big Ten Network.
UNLV last appeared in an NCAA regional in 2014, and the Rebels have had a difficult time getting back. But coach Stan Stolte said the Rebels aren’t far away.
Officials from college athletics’ governing body spoke on a panel Tuesday at the International Conference on Gambling Risk Taking at Caesars Palace.
UNLV shot 16 over par Sunday and fell six strokes shy of advancing past the third round of the NCAA men’s golf championship at Blessings Golf Club in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
Las Vegas was not awarded an NCAA baseball regional site Sunday. The city had been under consideration for a regional with UC Santa Barbara serving as host school.
The Bulldogs scored six runs in the seventh inning and defeated the Rebels on Saturday night in the Mountain West tournament championship game at Reno.
The Rebels shot 4 over par to move up seven places after the second round at Blessings Golf Club in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Justin Kim shot a team-best 2-under 70.
The top-seeded Bulldogs, ranked No. 23 by Baseball America, defeated the Rebels 11-1 in seven innings on the mercy rule in a winners bracket game Friday night in Reno.
The Rebels shot 22 over in Friday’s first round at Fayetteville, Arkansas. The team has two days of stroke play remaining to make the top 15 for Monday’s final round of stroke play.