UNLV Men's Basketball

Foothill High graduate will join UNLV as preferred walk-on

Sam Morris

Foothill basketball players, from left, Jalen Shepard and Austin Starr Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013.

Foothill High graduate will join UNLV as preferred walk-on
Rebels quick hits:
Tue, Jul 28, 2015 (2 a.m.)
Foothill High graduate Austin Starr will suit up at UNLV this season as a preferred walk-on, it was announced Monday.
UNLV coach Dave Rice and New Mexico coach Steve Alford talk before the start of their Mountain West Conference Tournament championship game Saturday, March 16, 2013 at the Thomas & Mack Center.
UNLV to face UCLA in opening game at November’s Maui Invitational
Rebels Quick Hits:
Monday, July 27, 2015
UNLV’s first game at the Maui Invitational will come against a recent Mountain West coaching foe, ESPN reported today. The official bracket for the Thanksgiving week tournament comes out ...
Andre Rafus (7) of Team Melo elevates for a dunk during the Bigfoot Hoops Las Vegas Classic at Eldorado High School on Thursday, July 23, 2015.
Class of ’17 forward could follow fellow Baltimore natives to UNLV
Rebels Basketball: Andre Rafus’ profile is growing, but he remembers it was the Rebels who first reached out to him
Monday, July 27, 2015
Being the first school to show interest and offer a prospect a scholarship doesn’t guarantee a program will sign that recruit. But it doesn’t hurt.
Charles O'Bannon Jr., of the Las Vegas Prospects, plays in the Bigfoot Hoops Las Vegas Classic at Desert Pines High School on Thursday, July 23, 2015.
UNLV targets are teammates in the summer, rivals come fall
Rebels basketball:
Saturday, July 25, 2015
Secondary market tickets to the 2012 Bishop Gorman vs. Findlay Prep game were going for more than $200. Every seat at the Cox Pavilion was filled, and occupying one of them was a young player from Arizona who fell in love with the Pilots and ...
Findlay Prep forward Justin Jackson brings the ball up the court at Bishop Gorman High during the 2013-14 season. Jackson, a top-30 player in the class of 2016, committed to UNLV.
UNLV commit Justin Jackson still mulling options on 2015 vs. 2016
Rebels basketball:
Friday, July 24, 2015
UNLV freshman Jalen Poyser sent the tweet at 2:04 p.m. on Sunday, June 21 and deleted it by 2:05. The message could still come true but according to its subject, fellow Canadian Justin Jackson, it was and remains premature.
UNLV head coach Dave Rice and assistant coach Todd Simon talk during the Bishop Gorman vs. Findlay Prep basketball game Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at South Point. Gorman won 76-72 in overtime. Rice's brother Grant Rice is the Gorman coach, while Simon previously coached Findlay Prep.
Local events will have UNLV’s coaching staff trailing targets all over town
Rebels Basketball:
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Two years ago, UNLV coach Dave Rice entered the summer’s final recruiting period with one open scholarship and no plans to use it on an incoming player. Then Jamal Aytes ...
Washington forward Khem Birch blocks a shot by Atlanta center D.J. Shelton during their NBA Summer League game Saturday, July 12, 2014 at the Thomas & Mack Center.
Birch feels at home in Las Vegas as he continues journey toward NBA dream
pro basketball:
Saturday, July 18, 2015
Khem Birch has spent the first two summers of his professional life in a familiar place trying to prove that he belongs in the NBA. Whenever his career ends, he’s ...
Milwaukee Bucks’ Rashad Vaughn drives between Houston Rockets’ DJ Kennedy, left, and Will Cummings, right, during the second half of an NBA summer league basketball game Wednesday, July 15, 2015, at the Cox Pavilion.
UNLV’s Vaughn alone in dark room when Milwaukee drafted him
Pro Basketball: The Rebels' leading scorer last season was getting nervous before he went No. 17 and made his pro debut this week in the NBA Summer League
Friday, July 17, 2015
As far-fetched as it was, there was speculation that the Milwaukee Bucks could move to Las Vegas. One might think that Milwaukee first-round pick Rashad Vaughn would love ...
UNLV coach Dave Rice talks to Bryce Dejean-Jones in a game against Colorado State, Feb. 26, 2014, at the Thomas & Mack Center. UNLV won 78-70.
Bryce Dejean-Jones: Booed out of Las Vegas one day, loved the next
ray brewer:
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Don’t let the door hit you on the way out. Well, maybe not. When Bryce Dejean-Jones transferred from the UNLV basketball program in the spring of 2014, supporters rejoiced because ...
Fans cheer a UNLV basket as the Runnin' Rebels take on the Bearkats at the Thomas & Mack Center Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014.
UNLV announces nonconference slate with MGM Grand game in ticket package
Rebels basketball: Release delayed due to getting game vs. Oregon included in season-ticket package. Maui Invitational, Arizona highlight schedule
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Dave Rice heard the feedback last year. As nice as some fans thought it was to see UNLV’s first-ever game on the Las Vegas Strip, it annoyed ...
Christian Wood left the UNLV basketball program after two years, averaging 15.7 points and 10 rebounds as a sophomore. Despite his height, wingspan and collegiate success, he was not drafted by an NBA team.
What happens when you don’t get drafted into NBA?
Sunday, July 12, 2015
Christian Wood signed a free-agent contract with the Houston Rockets and will try to carve a path to the NBA the same way as other recent forwards who left college with eligibility remaining. James Michael McAdoo (Warriors), Jabari Brown (Lakers) and Tarik Black (Rockets) all made NBA rosters last season despite not being selected in 2014, giving Wood hope his journey will include reaching the sport’s top league ...
Milwaukee Bucks' Rashad Vaughn speaks during an NBA basketball news conference Friday, June 26, 2015, in Milwaukee. Vaughn, from UNLV, was selected 17th overall in the NBA draft the night before.
Rashad Vaughn scores 14 points in NBA Summer League debut
Friday, July 10, 2015
Former UNLV player Rashad Vaughn had 14 points Friday in his professional debut for the Milwaukee Bucks in the NBA Summer League at ...
Milwaukee Bucks' Rashad Vaughn speaks during an NBA basketball news conference Friday, June 26, 2015, in Milwaukee. Vaughn, from UNLV, was selected 17th overall in the NBA draft the night before.
Slew of former Rebels and top draft picks highlight Vegas Summer League
pro basketball:
Friday, July 10, 2015
With some loaded Summer League rosters and top-10 picks throughout, there’s plenty to follow for college and pro basketball fans. And for local supporters, the action will be ...
UNLV junior forward Ben Carter, center, talks to teammates on the bench during the Desert Reign Pro City League at Canarelli Middle School Monday, June 22, 2015. Carter has been out of action for several months because of a back injury.
UNLV forward fighting through back injury to get back on the court
Rebels basketball: Junior Ben Carter has been sidelined much longer than originally anticipated but still has sights on being ready for the 2015-16 season
Friday, July 3, 2015
Sitting out as a redshirt meant Ben Carter’s games were UNLV’s practices. Transferring back to Las Vegas from Oregon required the Bishop Gorman High grad’s biggest impact to come during days in the Mendenhall Center rather nights at the Thomas & Mack Center, so that’s what he did.
Fresno State coach Rodney Terry disputes an official's call during their Mountain West Conference tournament game against New Mexico Thursday, March 13, 2014 at the Thomas & Mack Center. New Mexico won 93-77.
Mountain West announces format for this year’s tournament at the Mack
UNLV Basketball:
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
With all 11 men’s basketball teams once again eligible for postseason play, the league announced today that the Mountain West tournament at the Thomas & Mack Center would return to the format it used two years ago.