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Findlay Prep’s Anthony Bennett trims list to 10 schools, UNLV included

After exploding on the summer circuit, don’t expect the 6-foot-7 Canadian’s recruitment to end any time soon

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Findlay Prep's Anthony Bennett.

Let's put it this way: UNLV has as good of a shot today as it did last week at landing Findlay Prep's star Canadian big man Anthony Bennett.

As of today, though, he made it known that Dave Rice and his staff has as good of a shot as nine other schools.

In a day and age where college recruits can tease coaches and fan bases by naming their 'lists' of potential schools publicly, it's hard sometimes to know just how much to read into them.

Either way, Bennett, who was arguably the fastest-rising top-tier prospect this summer in the 2012 class, trimmed his list to 10 schools publicly on Twitter Tuesday morning.

Along with UNLV, it includes Kentucky, UConn, West Virginia, Oregon, Pitt, Florida, Missouri, Ohio State and Washington.

In other words: Don't expect a decision soon.

But, still, just being included is big for UNLV, which is showing no reservation in rubbing elbows with the traditional powers and chasing some of the top national targets in its recruiting efforts under Rice.

Bennett struggled through an injury-riddled junior season as a Pilot, and the team fell short of claiming its third consecutive ESPN Rise National High School Invitational title back in April. However, after taking some time to heal, he exploded on the national scene early in the summer. He blew up at both the Pangos All-American Camp in Los Angeles, then at the NBAPA Top 100 Camp in Virginia.

Rivals.com elevated the versatile 6-foot-7 forward all the way up to the No. 7 slot in its Top150 rankings for the 2012 class.

So the 'list' is at 10 schools, he's riding a monstrous wave of momentum and is about to start his senior season playing on one of America's most loaded rosters. The way that all adds up, don't expect his recruitment to end any time soon.

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  1. What was funny was that Dave Telep tweeted Anthony's top 10 schools but didn't include UNLV and Anthony corrected him and said "It's UNLV, not Arkansas" to which Dave quickly corrected & sent back out the right list. GO REBELS!

  2. Don't u Rebel fans see the pattern with these highly ranked Findlay kids. Everyone of them lists UNLV on their list just so they are embraced by the local community during their tenure at Findlay. Then when their time in Vegas is up they commit to a big time D1 school and don't give UNLV a second thought. However,I will say that UNLV is in much better hands now then they were with ole Lonny boy. Stacey Augmon alone will help nab some recruits that ole Lonny would have never had a shot at.

  3. Canes trolling again.

    UNLV is a big time program. Maybe not a "blue-blood" but still pretty big time. Recruits know where they have been and where they want to go. That's why they consider UNLV.