Marvin Menzies was hired as UNLV’s basketball coach last year largely because of his recruiting prowess.

On Tuesday night, he landed a big-name recruit, sending a message to the rest of the Mountain West and even beyond.

Brandon McCoy, the No. 15 player in the nation, according to ESPN.com, and a McDonald’s All-American, tweeted that he had committed to the Rebels. He also considered Oregon, Michigan State, Arizona and San Diego State.