11 Carlos Lopez-Sosa
- Position: Forward
- Year: FR
- Height: 6′11″
- Weight: 215 lbs
- Birthday: Jun. 23, 1990
Greene's Take: Lopez will redshirt in his first year in the UNLV program. The 6-foot-11 Puerto Rico native who played his prep ball down the street from campus at Findlay Prep could potentially develop into a Chace Stanback-type of player, with the size to make noise inside and soft touch with his outside jumper. Lopez's most unique skill is his ability to handle the ball at his size and run the floor like a guard. The key for Lopez this year will be his work in the weight room, where he'll be asked to bulk up from the upper 190s to roughly 215-220 pounds.
UNLV CAREER: Lopez enters his first season in the Runnin' Rebel program in 2009-10 ... has a wing span of nearly seven feet and a standing reach of 8-foot-10.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2009 graduate of Findlay College Prep at the Henderson International School in Henderson, Nev.. ... earned three letters for the Pilots under head coach Mike Peck ... as a senior he averaged 9.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game ... helped the Pilots go a perfect 33-0 and win the 2009 ESPN RISE National High School championship ... averaged 7.0 and 4.5 rebounds as Findlay Prep went 32-1 and lost in the prep school national championship during his junior season ... earned Most Valuable Player honors at the Lexington Christian Classic as a junior ... played with current Runnin' Rebel teammate Brice Massamba ... ranked as the 83rd-best prospect in the 2009 class by Hoop Scoop.
PERSONAL: Carlos Ricardo Lopez was born June 23, 1990, in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico ... has not declared a major ... the son of Gladys Sosa and Carlos Lopez ... has three younger brothers: Isaac (10), Daniel (9) and Diego (9) ... also has a younger sister: Laira (10).
--Courtesy of UNLVrebels.com