UNLV Men's Basketball

UNLV prospect’s goal is to be the best in class of 2015

Sam Morris

UNLV head coach Dave Rice and assistant coach Todd Simon talk during the Bishop Gorman vs. Findlay Prep basketball game Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 at the South Point. Gorman won 76-72 in overtime. Rice's brother Grant Rice is the Gorman coach, while Simon previously coached Findlay Prep.

UNLV prospect’s goal is to be the best in class of 2015
UNLV basketball:
Thu, Jul 24, 2014 (11:49 a.m.)
To Elijah Thomas, it doesn’t matter that he was sidelined from the summer circuit because of injury until June this season, or that guys like Oakland’s Ivan Rabb and Bishop Gorman High’s Chase Jeter and Stephen Zimmerman are all top-10 bigs in the class of 2015. To Thomas, a UNLV target out of Lancaster, Texas, he’s the top player and soon enough everyone else will agree.
Stephen Zimmerman, center, pulls down a rebound during the 2013 Adidas Super 64 summer tournament at Rancho High School Wednesday, July 24, 2013.
The Rebels will be busy on local recruiting trail this week
UNLV basketball: Find out where and when to catch UNLV's main targets who are playing at one of the three big tournaments in town this week
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
This time of year, scheduling is key. The only way for college coaches — or fans of those teams — to see all of the games and players they’re trying to catch is to plan their days out, because it’s easy to get stuck between places like Bishop Gorman High and the Cashman Center if you’re not careful.
Class of 2014 recruit Dwayne Morgan and his mother, Tabitha Chambers, watch UNLV play New Mexico on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at the Thomas & Mack Center. UNLV beat New Mexico 64-55.
Rebel forward Morgan has sights set on dominating as a freshman
UNLV basketball:
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Dwayne Morgan hasn’t had much time to process a moment he’s been looking forward to for more than a year. Morgan landed in Las Vegas on Monday and went straight to the Mendenhall Center for a few games of pickup with his new teammates and then an extra hour of shooting ...
Los Angeles forward Roscoe Smith drives to the basket during their NBA Summer League game against Toronto Friday, July 11, 2014 at Cox Pavilion.
After leaving UNLV early, Smith learning about basketball’s business side
Pro basketball:
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
On one hand it’s still basketball, the thing Roscoe Smith and many like him have been devoting a large portion of their lives to with great success. On the other hand, even for those who have felt like professionals during their college tenure, there’s a notable change in how this game feels day-to-day when it becomes professional for real.
Washington forward Khem Birch and Atlanta forward Adreian Payne jockey for a rebound during their NBA Summer League game Saturday, July 12, 2014 at the Thomas & Mack Center.
Despite going undrafted, Khem Birch happy he started professional career
Pro basketball:
Monday, July 14, 2014
Khem Birch’s professional career hasn’t had the start he had in mind. When Birch, the two-time defending Mountain West Defensive Player of the Year, left UNLV with a year of eligibility remaining, he thought the next step was to get picked in the NBA Draft. So when Birch went undrafted ...
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:
Saturday, July 12, 2014
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 ...