UNLV basketball:

Goodluck Okonoboh will visit the Rebels next week

Class of 2014 forward will come to Las Vegas straight from an official visit at Ohio State

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Goodluck Okonoboh of Mass Rivals boxes out for a rebound during the Adidas Super 64 basketball tournament at Rancho High School, Wednesday, July 24, 2013.

UNLV basketball has its fingers crossed for a good visit as class of 2014 prospect Goodluck Okonoboh will come to Las Vegas on Sunday, a source confirmed.

Okonoboh announced on Twitter Wednesday that he would make official visits to Ohio State on Sept. 27-29 and then head straight to the desert from Sept. 29 to Oct. 1. He was at Indiana for an official visit two weeks ago.

In August, Okonoboh, a four-star prospect from Massachusetts, trimmed his list to five schools. That included the three above plus Duke and Florida, but the aforementioned three are considered the favorites.

Okonoboh is listed at 6-foot-9 and 220 pounds. An excellent shot-blocker with a raw offensive game, Okonoboh often draws comparisons to former AAU teammate Nerlens Noel.

His visit continues a solid stretch of UNLV recruiting success. The Rebels recently made the cut to seven for Findlay Prep guard Rashad Vaughn and coach Dave Rice and assistant Todd Simon recently visited Vaughn’s parents at home in Minnesota.

Then Rice and assistant Heath Schroyer paid a visit in Baltimore to class of 2014 commit Dwayne Morgan.

It’s unlikely UNLV ends up with all three of those guys but the fact the Rebels are in the race for Okonoboh and Vaughn is a good sign for the program.

Taylor Bern can be reached at 948-7844 or [email protected]. Follow Taylor on Twitter at twitter.com/taylorbern.

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