UNLV Men's Basketball

For years, he prepared the wet towel for Jerry Tarkanian to chew

Sam Morris

Former UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian, helped by friend Gil Castillo, is introduced to former Houston coach Guy Lewis, helped by daughter Sherry Lewis, before a news conference during the induction weekend for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013 in Springfield, Mass. The two coaches have a combined 1,298-477 record.

For years, he prepared the wet towel for Jerry Tarkanian to chew
Gil Castillo: 1951-2014:
Tue, Jul 1, 2014 (1:13 p.m.)
The most iconic courtside photo of UNLV basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian, through a career of disappointing defeats and stunning victories and championships, was of him leaning forward ....
UNLV forward Chris Wood and guard Kendall Smith defend Arizona guard T.J. McConnell during their game at the McKale Center in Tucson Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013. Arizona won the game 63-58.
UNLV basketball’s nonleague schedule will be a challenge
School announces 13-game nonconference slate today, including contests vs. Arizona and at Kansas
Monday, June 30, 2014
The UNLV basketball program’s top recruiting class will face a top schedule during the 2014-15 season. The university released details of the Rebels’ nonconference games ...
UNLV forwards Khem Birch and Roscoe Smith react during the final minutes of their game against New Mexico on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, at the Thomas & Mack Center. New Mexico won 68-56.
Former UNLV players go undrafted; Lobo top Mountain West pick in NBA Draft
Rebels basketball: Cameron Bairstow joins former teammate in Chicago, SDSU's Xavier Thames one of last picks and Nick Johnson continues Findlay Prep's draft-night presence
Thursday, June 26, 2014
This always seemed like a possibility when the decisions were made, but going undrafted is certainly not what UNLV's Khem Birch and Roscoe Smith had in mind when they left school a year early.
Bishop Gorman senior center Stephen Zimmerman prepares for a rebound during Team USA U18 training camp in Colorado Springs, Colo. Zimmerman and Gorman teammate Chase Jeter, both UNLV targets, will compete in the FIBA Americas Championship from June 20-24, 2014.
Bishop Gorman teammates take gold on Team USA Under-18 squad
UNLV quick hits:
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Chase Jeter and Stephen Zimmerman are familiar with winning championships at Bishop Gorman High. This one feels a little different.
UNLV students cheer during their Mountain West Conference game against New Mexico Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 at the Thomas & Mack Center. New Mexico won the game 68-56.
Rebels slated to play Stanford, not Duke, in first Coaches vs. Cancer game
UNLV quick hits:
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
UNLV is likely going to have to work for its desired matchup with Duke in November.
UNLV forwards Mike Moser and Khem Birch reach for a rebound during their Mountain West Conference Tournament game against Air Force Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at the Thomas & Mack. UNLV won 72-56 and will face the winner of the Fresno State vs. Colorado State on Friday.
Once in similar situations, two former Rebels await their NBA fate
UNLV basketball:
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Two years ago, Mike Moser was Khem Birch. Both players had big decisions to make after their third season out of high school. Moser, who had just had a breakout season at UNLV, elected to return to school. Birch decided ...
Bishop Gorman senior center Stephen Zimmerman prepares for a rebound during Team USA U18 training camp in Colorado Springs, Colo. Zimmerman and Gorman teammate Chase Jeter, both UNLV targets, will compete in the FIBA Americas Championship from June 20-24, 2014.
Quest for gold once again unites Bishop Gorman teammates
Friday, June 20, 2014
When Chase Jeter found out he didn’t make the final cut for Team USA’s Under-18 squad, he had little time to dwell on it. Jeter, a class of 2015 center at Bishop Gorman High, was one of three players sent home last weekend from training camp in Colorado Springs, Colo., where the U18 squad will compete ...
Jordan Cornish shoots a free throw during their Desert Reign basketball league game Wednesday, June 18, 2014.
Freshman feels fortunate to land with current group at UNLV
Rebels basketball:
Thursday, June 19, 2014
UNLV’s incoming class is filled with guys who weren’t supposed to be here. Bishop Gorman High grad Ben Carter chose Oregon over the Rebels a couple years ago. Point guards Cody Doolin and Jerome Seagears both played nearly full collegiate careers at San Francisco and Rutgers, respectively, before trying to find something else for their final season.
Bishop Gorman's Chase Jeter spins to the basket against  Centennial during their game Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. Bishop Gorman won the game 73-50.
Gorman senior replaces UNLV freshman on Team USA U18 squad
Rebels quick hits:
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Team USA’s Under-18 squad will feature two Bishop Gorman teammates after all. Chase Jeter, who was one of the 15 players remaining in camp before the final cut, was added to the roster Wednesday evening to replace incoming UNLV freshman Dwayne Morgan.
Former UNLV head basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian smiles after a statue of him was unveiled in front of the Thomas & Mack Center on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013.
Former UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian recognized with seniors award
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Mayor Carolyn Goodman called former UNLV basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian “the most beloved human being in our community,” as he was recognized today as a senior who has made a difference in Las Vegas. Two months after...
Fresno State transfer and former Cimarron-Memorial guard Kevin Olekaibe pushes past Joseph Tuss during their game on the first night of the Desert Reign tournament Tuesday, June 18, 2013.
Desert Reign tips off third season with 5 incoming Rebels on rosters
UNLV basketball:
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
If you know what to expect, the Desert Reign ProCity League can be a lot of fun. Entering its third season, the ProCity League is primarily a stage for incoming and current UNLV players but also features other local collegiate or pro players who are in town.
Bishop Gorman center Stephen Zimmerman moves a rebound up court against Centennial during their game Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. Bishop Gorman won the game 73-50.
UNLV freshman, Bishop Gorman teammates survive first Team USA cut
UNLV quick hits:
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Incoming UNLV freshman Dwayne Morgan and a couple of Rebel targets from Bishop Gorman High are among the 15 finalists for the Team USA Under-18 squad, it was announced today. Chase Jeter and Stephen Zimmerman are the only high school teammates on the roster.
Oregon's Ben Carter, center, celebrates with teammates and fans on the court after the upset 64-57 win over Arizona in an NCAA college basketball game in Eugene, Ore. on Saturday, March 8, 2014.
Rebels officially add two transfers to heralded incoming class
UNLV quick hits: Oregon's Ben Carter and Rutgers' Jerome Seagears officially sign financial aid agreements and will enroll at UNLV this summer
Monday, June 2, 2014
Two transfers made their commitment to UNLV official with the program announcing it received signed financial aid agreements from ...
UNLV guard Deville Smith steals the ball from Boise State guard Mikey Thompson late in their Mountain West Conference game Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 at the Thomas & Mack Center. UNLV notched a 73-69 come from behind victory.
UNLV guard Deville Smith the latest player to leave program
Rebels basketball: The Rebels are now without nine players from last year's roster, including seven with eligibility remaining
Thursday, May 22, 2014
The next domino has fallen at the Thomas & Mack Center with guard Deville Smith not returning to the program, a source confirmed. The move has been expected for a couple of weeks, and UNLV is now without its primary five starters from the 2013-14 season. Smith has one year of eligibility remaining and ...
UNLV coach Dave Rice calls a timeout against Fresno State, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at the Thomas & Mack Center. UNLV won 75-73 in overtime.
Rebels slated to play South Dakota in neutral-site game
UNLV basketball: UNLV will play the Coyotes on Dec. 13 in Sioux Falls, S.D., about an hour away from their campus
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
UNLV has added another date to its nonconference schedule, and this one’s a trip with a little extra meaning for two of the newest Rebels.