UNLV Men's Basketball

Former Rebel Bennett surprised, excited about LeBron’s return to Cleveland

Sam Morris

Cleveland forward Anthony Bennett listens to a coach during the Cavaliers' NBA Summer League game against the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday, July 11, 2014, at Cox Pavilion.

Former Rebel Bennett surprised, excited about LeBron’s return to Cleveland
Pro basketball:
Sat, Jul 12, 2014 (2 a.m.)
The news broke Friday morning while the Cleveland Cavaliers were at shoot around preparing for their NBA Summer League debut against the Milwaukee Bucks in Cox Pavilion. ...
UNLV forward Anthony Bennett reacts after a dunk against New Mexico Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at the Thomas & Mack Center. UNLV won 64-55.
Ex-UNLV star Bennett one of the top attractions in this year’s NBA Summer League
Pro basketball:
Friday, July 11, 2014
With all of the excitement surrounding LeBron James’ not-so-secret meeting at the Wynn on Wednesday in between his stops at the camp bearing his name at the Cashman Center, it was possible to forget one of the other things that makes Las Vegas the center of the basketball world in July.
UNLV transfer Ben Carter points to a teammate during their Desert Reign basketball league game Wednesday, June 18, 2014.
Two years after passing on UNLV, Carter eager for new opportunity with Rebels
UNLV basketball:
Thursday, July 3, 2014
Ben Carter wanted to experience life outside of Las Vegas. Now that he’s back, there’s some debate as to whether the Bishop Gorman High grad ever should have left for Oregon over UNLV ...
UNLV Athletic Director Jim Livengood details the circumstances surrounding his retirement Wednesday, May 8, 2013.
Q+A: Former UNLV AD Jim Livengood busy in his retirement
unlv athletics:
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Occasionally, it sounds like Jim Livengood doesn’t know what to do with himself ...
Former UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian, helped by friend Gil Castillo, is introduced to former Houston coach Guy Lewis, helped by daughter Sherry Lewis, before a news conference during the induction weekend for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013 in Springfield, Mass. The two coaches have a combined 1,298-477 record.
For years, he prepared the wet towel for Jerry Tarkanian to chew
Gil Castillo: 1951-2014:
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
The most iconic courtside photo of UNLV basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian, through a career of disappointing defeats and stunning victories and championships, was of him leaning forward ....
UNLV forward Chris Wood and guard Kendall Smith defend Arizona guard T.J. McConnell during their game at the McKale Center in Tucson Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013. Arizona won the game 63-58.
UNLV basketball’s nonleague schedule will be a challenge
School announces 13-game nonconference slate today, including contests vs. Arizona and at Kansas
Monday, June 30, 2014
The UNLV basketball program’s top recruiting class will face a top schedule during the 2014-15 season. The university released details of the Rebels’ nonconference games ...
UNLV forwards Khem Birch and Roscoe Smith react during the final minutes of their game against New Mexico on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, at the Thomas & Mack Center. New Mexico won 68-56.
Former UNLV players go undrafted; Lobo top Mountain West pick in NBA Draft
Rebels basketball: Cameron Bairstow joins former teammate in Chicago, SDSU's Xavier Thames one of last picks and Nick Johnson continues Findlay Prep's draft-night presence
Thursday, June 26, 2014
This always seemed like a possibility when the decisions were made, but going undrafted is certainly not what UNLV's Khem Birch and Roscoe Smith had in mind when they left school a year early.
Bishop Gorman senior center Stephen Zimmerman prepares for a rebound during Team USA U18 training camp in Colorado Springs, Colo. Zimmerman and Gorman teammate Chase Jeter, both UNLV targets, will compete in the FIBA Americas Championship from June 20-24, 2014.
Bishop Gorman teammates take gold on Team USA Under-18 squad
UNLV quick hits:
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Chase Jeter and Stephen Zimmerman are familiar with winning championships at Bishop Gorman High. This one feels a little different.
UNLV students cheer during their Mountain West Conference game against New Mexico Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 at the Thomas & Mack Center. New Mexico won the game 68-56.
Rebels slated to play Stanford, not Duke, in first Coaches vs. Cancer game
UNLV quick hits:
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
UNLV is likely going to have to work for its desired matchup with Duke in November.
UNLV forwards Mike Moser and Khem Birch reach for a rebound during their Mountain West Conference Tournament game against Air Force Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at the Thomas & Mack. UNLV won 72-56 and will face the winner of the Fresno State vs. Colorado State on Friday.
Once in similar situations, two former Rebels await their NBA fate
UNLV basketball:
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Two years ago, Mike Moser was Khem Birch. Both players had big decisions to make after their third season out of high school. Moser, who had just had a breakout season at UNLV, elected to return to school. Birch decided ...
Bishop Gorman senior center Stephen Zimmerman prepares for a rebound during Team USA U18 training camp in Colorado Springs, Colo. Zimmerman and Gorman teammate Chase Jeter, both UNLV targets, will compete in the FIBA Americas Championship from June 20-24, 2014.
Quest for gold once again unites Bishop Gorman teammates
Friday, June 20, 2014
When Chase Jeter found out he didn’t make the final cut for Team USA’s Under-18 squad, he had little time to dwell on it. Jeter, a class of 2015 center at Bishop Gorman High, was one of three players sent home last weekend from training camp in Colorado Springs, Colo., where the U18 squad will compete ...
Jordan Cornish shoots a free throw during their Desert Reign basketball league game Wednesday, June 18, 2014.
Freshman feels fortunate to land with current group at UNLV
Rebels basketball:
Thursday, June 19, 2014
UNLV’s incoming class is filled with guys who weren’t supposed to be here. Bishop Gorman High grad Ben Carter chose Oregon over the Rebels a couple years ago. Point guards Cody Doolin and Jerome Seagears both played nearly full collegiate careers at San Francisco and Rutgers, respectively, before trying to find something else for their final season.
Bishop Gorman's Chase Jeter spins to the basket against  Centennial during their game Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. Bishop Gorman won the game 73-50.
Gorman senior replaces UNLV freshman on Team USA U18 squad
Rebels quick hits:
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Team USA’s Under-18 squad will feature two Bishop Gorman teammates after all. Chase Jeter, who was one of the 15 players remaining in camp before the final cut, was added to the roster Wednesday evening to replace incoming UNLV freshman Dwayne Morgan.
Former UNLV head basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian smiles after a statue of him was unveiled in front of the Thomas & Mack Center on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013.
Former UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian recognized with seniors award
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Mayor Carolyn Goodman called former UNLV basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian “the most beloved human being in our community,” as he was recognized today as a senior who has made a difference in Las Vegas. Two months after...
Fresno State transfer and former Cimarron-Memorial guard Kevin Olekaibe pushes past Joseph Tuss during their game on the first night of the Desert Reign tournament Tuesday, June 18, 2013.
Desert Reign tips off third season with 5 incoming Rebels on rosters
UNLV basketball:
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
If you know what to expect, the Desert Reign ProCity League can be a lot of fun. Entering its third season, the ProCity League is primarily a stage for incoming and current UNLV players but also features other local collegiate or pro players who are in town.