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Findlay Prep’s Anthony Bennett cuts Florida from his list, visits UNLV

Bennett, the highest-rated unsigned player in the country, is now down to the Rebels, Kentucky and Oregon

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Findlay Prep’s Anthony Bennett talks to the media after a ceremony for the 2012 McDonald’s All American Basketball Team, in which he and two other local highschool students were selected, Wednesday March 21, 2012.

UNLV target Anthony Bennett has cut Florida from his list, the Findlay Prep forward told Scout.com on Friday.

Bennett, who was at UNLV for an unofficial visit Thursday, said he has trimmed his list to UNLV, Kentucky and Oregon, eliminating the Gators, who had been perceived as a favorite to land the 6-foot-8 big man.

Bennett became the highest-rated unsigned player in April when Bishop Gorman’s Shabazz Muhammad (UCLA) and forward Nerlens Noel (Kentucky) made their announcements. He told Scout.com that he plans to make his decision in the next two weeks, which fits with the original timetable he stated in April.

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  1. The Rebs need that versatile big man.

  2. this is good news.

  3. I think he will pick the Rebels. His good friend Khem Birch is on the Rebels, and Kentucky has too many NBA players in their front court. UNLV is deep, but not as deep as Kentucky, particularly in the front court.