If you have been following my coverage of Brandon McCoy, you know this was no fluke. The consensus 5 star big man and All-American announced tonight that he would play his college basketball at UNLV. McCoy also was considering Oregon and Michigan State, but the race was never even all that close according to my sources.
McCoy becomes the 5th player to announce for the Rebels' 2017 class, but he is far and away the best player to ever commit to UNLV head coach Marvin Menzies. What makes it even more impressive, is the fact that coming off a season where the Rebels had hit rock bottom, Menzies and his staff were able to recruit at the highest of levels.
The Rebels now have a legit star and potential lottery pick in McCoy. Brandon's game is reminiscent of former NBA star and champion Chris Bosh. McCoy has a deadly midrange jumper and solid post moves over both shoulders. He is also a tremendous rim protecting presence, who can block and alter shots all day long while manning the paint at the T&M.
This is a joyous day for Rebel fans, but more good news is on the way. McCoy is the centerpiece, but more dominoes are going to be falling shortly for Menzies and this Runnin' Rebel program. Stay tuned to Inside The Rebels as the information comes our way.