Breaking News on Curtis Kelly

UNLV's recruitment of UConn transfer Curtis Kelly finally came to an end on Sunday.

Don't expect to see Kelly in a UNLV uniform. The Rebels, apparently tired of waiting for the 6-foot-9 sophomore to make a college decision, have decided to pull out of running.

Kelly was expected to pick between UNLV and Kansas State last week but continued to postpone his decision. Rebel Nation has learned that UNLV coach Lon Kruger decided to withdraw his scholarship offer on Sunday when Kelly still hadn't committed and instead will likely save it for the 2008-09 class.

That should be good news for hard-working senior walk-on guard Rene Rougeau who is expected to garner the scholarship for his final year.

The Rebels, who already have verbal commitments from 6-10 Findlay Prep forward Carlos Lopez and 6-3 guard Justin Hawkins of Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft High School, now have two more scholarships available for the Class of 2009.

Kelly, widely regarded as a top 50 national recruit coming out of New York's Brother Rice High School, averaged just 2.4 points and 2.2 rebounds during his 50 games at UConn.


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