Everyone is looking to the future of the UNLV men's basketball program, because quite frankly the present has been hard to stomach. Coach Menzies has UNLV being considered by many top flight prospects. The most highly touted of the bunch is McDonald's All-American Brandon McCoy. The Chris Bosh clone from San Diego is considering UNLV, Oregon, Arizona, Michigan State and San Diego State. I've been reporting that McCoy is a UNLV lean and I haven't heard anything to dissuade me from that opinion. McCoy will make his announcement after the McDonald's game on March 29th.
Another big time prospect that has come up on the Rebel radar is elite PG Tyger Campbell. Campbell plays for the coveted La Lumiere School in La Porte, Indiana and is considered a top 20 prospect in the 2019 class. At 6'0 170 lbs, I would compare his game to Chris Paul. Assistant Rob Jeter has strong recruiting ties to that area and Coach LaFleur is a point guard guru who puts his players into the NBA lottery with regularity. So I'd say UNLV is in good shape on this one.
A lot of people have asked me what the state of the Findlay Prep pipeline is and it appears coach Menzies has made some inroads to keep it going. UNLV just offered current Pilot and member of the 2017 class, Lamine Diane. Diane is a versatile 6'7 wing player who is very adept at defending multiple positions, slashing and hitting corner three's. A consensus 3 star player, Diane would be a welcome addition to this Rebel program.
Finally, we have a couple updates on players who just visited the UNLV campus. Jordan Goldwire (3 star PG from Norcross GA) and Devante Doutrive (3 star wing from CA) from the 2017 class are both priority targets and could very well end up joining Anthony Smith and Jay Green as classmates. Also, Baltimore five star 2020 recruits Che Evans and Justin Lewis were also in town and are the number one and two targets from that class.