UNLV Rumors & News

  • Four-star forward Troy Baxter commits to UNLV

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "Troy Baxter Jr. said he was looking for a more comfortable existence. UNLV’s basketball team offered one. Baxter, a consensus four-star forward from Tallahassee, Florida, committed to the Rebels on Thursday and is immediately eligible as a freshman. The 6-foot-8-inch, 195-pound Baxter was..." September 02

  • UNLV transfer Jordan Cornish commits to Tulane

    The Score "Mike Dunleavy landed a big piece for Tulane's future Friday as UNLV transfer Jordan Cornish told CBS Sports Jon Rothstein he's committed to the Green Wave program." July 02

  • UNLV picks up St. John’s transfer Christian Jones

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "UNLV received help for its frontcourt on Tuesday when Christian Jones decided to transfer from St. John’s. The 6-foot-7-inch forward is a graduate transfer who will be eligible to play immediately. He spent the previous four years — playing three — for the Red Storm. Jones played in all 32..." June 14

  • Ben Carter officially joins MSU basketball team

    Detroit News "Ben Carter is officially a member of the Michigan State basketball team. The graduate transfer from UNLV announced early in May that he intended to play his final season of eligibility at Michigan State and the school confirmed on Tuesday the 6-foot-9 forward will join the program for the..." June 01

  • UNLV basketball adds three more players, including two transfers

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "When Marvin Menzies took over as UNLV’s basketball coach April 22, he had four players on his roster. Now, less than a month later, he has added eight players to bring the roster to 12, picking up three more Wednesday in Uche Ofoegbu, Jordan Johnson and Djordjije Slijivancanin. Ofoegbu and..." May 19

  • UNLV Forward Ben Carter Will Transfer To Michigan State For Final Collegiate Season

    College Spun "UNLV forward Ben Carter visited Michigan State over the weekend, and apparently he liked what he saw. Carter announced on Twitter that he will play his final collegiate season for Tom Izzo and the Spartans. Carter chose MSU over Arizona, Arizona State, Miami, and N.C. State. Last season, he..." May 04

  • 4-star guard Jaylen Fisher decommits from UNLV

    College Basketball Talk "Coaching changes can wreak havoc on a program’s recruiting class, and that’s been the case for UNLV thanks to the tumultuous nature of their search for a new head coach. Thursday evening one prospect who remained committed to the Mountain West program throughout the process that ultimately led to..." April 29

  • Former UNLV coach Dave Rice hired as Nevada assistant

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "The UNLV-UNR basketball rivalry just got a lot more intense. Dave Rice, the Rebels’ coach until he was fired Jan. 10, will become an assistant to UNR coach Eric Musselman. CBS Sports first reported it Monday." April 26

  • Ben Carter to visit Michigan State Spartans

    The Only Colors "The college basketball transfer market is once again turning the offseason into free agency thanks to the graduate transfer rule. We're once again seeing solid players like UNLV's Ben Carter able to transfer from programs in disarray and look to end their collegiate careers in a better..." April 24

  • Dwayne Morgan will stay with UNLV men’s basketball team

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "The indications were there all week, and on Wednesday, Dwayne Morgan made it official. He will remain at UNLV. Morgan, who will be a junior next basketball season, had considered leaving, but began to change his mind after Marvin Menzies agreed on Saturday to a five-year contract. That..." April 20

  • UNLV F Derrick Jones Jr. hires agent & will stay in NBA draft

    Today's U "According to Jeff Goodman of ESPN, UNLV freshman forward Derrick Jones Jr. has hired an agent (Aaron Turner) and will stay in the 2016 NBA draft. If you recall, Jones Jr. was sidelined the last three games of the 2015-16 season as a result of an indefinite suspension by the NCAA, as it looked..." April 19

  • Marvin Menzies Reportedly Will Be Named Next UNLV Basketball Head Coach

    Bleacher Report "Following the sudden departure of Chris Beard, UNLV wasted no time in securing its next head coach, reportedly filling the vacancy with New Mexico State's Marvin Menzies. Jeff Goodman of ESPN reported Menzies and UNLV verbally agreed to a deal. On Friday, Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports first..." April 18

  • UNLV close to deal with Marvin Menzies after losing Chris Beard

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "UNLV officials moved quickly Friday to hire a new men’s basketball coach, and by the end of the night they were closing in on an agreement with New Mexico State’s Marvin Menzies, sources said. The university was forced into action shortly after Chris Beard shocked the college basketball world..." April 16

  • Chris Beard leaves UNLV for Texas Tech one week after being formally hired

    Yahoo! Sports "Seven days after he was formally named UNLV's new basketball coach, Chris Beard is leaving for another job. Beard is leaving to replace Tubby Smith as the head coach at Texas Tech. UNLV athletic director Tina Kunzer-Murphy issued a statement Friday confirming Beard is leaving, calling the..." April 15

  • George Karl interested in vacant UNLV head coaching position

    Sporting News "George Karl, who was recently fired by the Sacramento Kings, is interested in the suddenly-vacant UNLV head coaching position, according to USA Today. UNLV learned Friday morning that Chris Beard was leaving the school for Texas Tech. Runnin' Rebels athletic director Tina Kunzer-Murphy issued..." April 15

  • Ex-UNLV assistant Ryan Miller leading candidate to replace Chris Beard

    The Score "UNLV may not have to look far to replace Chris Beard. The Runnin' Rebels are targeting former assistant Ryan Miller for the vacancy and he's their leading candidate, a source tells Gary Parrish of CBS Sports. Miller is flying to Las Vegas on Friday to meet with school officials, Parrish..." April 15

  • Chris Beard meets with Texas Tech; UNLV hopes issue 'resolved' Friday

    Las Vegas Sun "Chris Beard was introduced last Friday as the UNLV basketball coach. This Friday, he might be introduced for another job. Beard is the leading candidate to replace Tubby Smith at Texas Tech, discussing the position with officials from the Lubbock, Texas, school tonight in the Las Vegas area...." April 15

  • UNLV guard Jordan Cornish transfers to Cal

    Pacific Takes "The California Golden Bears have made a splash on the transfer market, landing UNLV guard Jordan Cornish. Cornish served as a sixth man for most of the season, before injuries thrust him into a starting role. He averaged 6.2 points and 2.5 rebounds a game for the Runnin' Rebels. Per NCAA..." April 11

  • Rebels guard Patrick McCaw heading to NBA

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "Patrick McCaw thanked so many people he sounded like he was accepting an Academy Award. But he wanted to recognize the help that led him to make Monday’s announcement he was turning pro, and McCaw made it clear this wasn’t a solo effort. He thanked coaches, teammates, staff, the university..." April 05