Talk about being on a run. Just a day after landing its biggest recruit in years, UNLV secured the commitment on Wednesday from the No. 1 junior college player in the country, Shakur Juiston. Less than 24 hours earlier, McDonald’s All-American Brandon McCoy told coach Marvin Menzies he would be playing for UNLV. Juiston took to Twitter to announce his intention to play for the Rebels. The 6-foot-7, 215-pound power forward out of Hutchinson Community College is regarded as the top juco player in the country by most scouting services, including 247 Sports. He turned down offers from Iowa State and DePaul, and received strong interest from Kansas. Juiston is known for his high motor and aggressiveness under the basket. He possesses a nasty streak and his ability to snatch rebounds is second-to-none. Combine him with McCoy and Menzies has a frontcourt capable of doing damage right away. It should be noted that Menzies also picked up another commitment from a solid, 3-star point guard Amauri Hardy on Wednesday, too.
UNLV rolling with commitment of No. 1 JUCO player Shakur Juiston
Fanrag Sports | Apr 27