Lopez Ends His Recruitment

After a trip to Puerto Rico, Carlos Lopez decided he was ready to pull the trigger. On Tuesday he made a commitment to a Mountain West program.

Carlos Lopez is off the board.

The 6-foot-10, 200-pound forward recently took an unofficial visit to UNLV and the Henderson (Nev.) Findlay Prep prospect decided to end his recruitment.

"I went to Puerto Rico to talk to my family because it was a huge decision," Lopez said. "Then I went today and told [UNLV] that I wanted to be apart of the family and the program."

Lopez, who picked UNLV over college interest from Gonzaga, Oklahoma, Florida, Texas, Pittsburgh, Penn State, SMU and West Virginia, mentioned Coach Kruger as one of the many reason he chose UNLV.

"Coach Kruger respects his players and gets the most out of his players," Lopez said. "He'll make me the best player I can be. "

"[I like] the coach, the program and how they treat the guys and talk to the guys and just the whole program," Lopez said. "Everyone is part of the family and it's really similar to the Findlay Prep team."

UNLV now has a pair of recruits in the junior class. Lopez joins Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft standout Justin Hawkins.

Lopez averaged 10 points, five rebounds and one block per game at Findlay Prep this past year.

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