The UNLV Running Rebels made it a priority their entire time in this recruiting cycle to land a point guard, and on Wednesday evening during a press conference at his school, Jaylen Fisher announced his intention to become a member of the UNLV basketball family. The 6-foot-1 four-star point guard selected the school over Indiana, Arkansas, and the hometown Memphis Tigers.
Running with Team Thad for the past three seasons, Fisher proved his ability as a point guard who can set others up and also get into the lane and make plays for himself. According to his AAU Coach Norton Hurd, the decision to leave Memphis was tough, but Fisher felt it was in his best interest.
"It was a really difficult decision from what he told me," said Hurd. "Jaylen and his family discussed it and prayed about it, and it was very close, but in the end he felt the most comfortable with UNLV. He likes their style of play, their development of guards, and the fact that he is going to be able to get the ball from day one. That isn't to say the other schools on his list wouldn't have given him that same opportunity, but in the end he just had a high level of comfort with UNLV, and how he would fit in there."
Fisher is a big piece to the puzzle for UNLV which now has four commitments in their class. Fellow four-star Justin Jackson headlines the impressive group, and they are joined by three-star prospects Christian Vital and Carlos Johnson. This class now ranks in the top 15 on Scout.com, and the possibility still remains that the Rebels could another commitment into the equation before it is all said and done.