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UNLV verbal commit, Gorman big man make ESPN recruiting list

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Bishop Gorman center Stephen Zimmerman pulls a rebound away from Findlay Prep forward Justin Jackson during their game Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 at the South Point. Gorman won 76-72 in overtime.

UNLV verbal commit, Gorman big man make ESPN recruiting list
High School Recruiting:
Wed, Jun 10, 2015 (2 a.m.)
Findlay Prep forward and UNLV verbal commit Justin Jackson is ranked as the nation’s No. 29 overall recruit for 2016 in the ESPN 100 ...
Tony Sanchez chats with UNLV athletic director Tina Kunzer-Murphy and another woman after he is announced as the new UNLV football team head coach in the Stan Fulton Building ballroom on Thursday, December 11, 2014.
UNLV coaches try to rally support at community-outreach event
Rebels athletics:
Friday, May 29, 2015
Fans were told they could ask anything they wanted, so when the mic was brought around Wednesday night at UNLV’s Coaches Caravan the questions included how men’s basketball coach Dave Rice planned to better coach free throws, what football coach Tony Sanchez will do to avoid injuries and one concerned grandmother wanted to know what the Rebels will do to get her grandson to go to games like he did with her now that he’s a UNLV student.
Workers gather around the final steel beam during a topping off ceremony for the Las Vegas Arena on Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Representatives from MGM Resorts International and AEG, contractors Hunt-Penta and elected officials were on hand to celebrate the installation of the arena's final steel beam. The $375 million arena is scheduled to open in Spring 2016.
Bern’s-Eye View: New arena will help keep Las Vegas a basketball epicenter
Thursday, May 28, 2015
The final steel beam is in place for the building that will one day host a weekend of the NCAA basketball tournament. Probably. The topping off ceremony the Las Vegas Arena project is a milestone moment, one of many to be checked off since officials broke ground on ...
Tony Sanchez fist bumps with UNLV athletic director Tina Kunzer-Murphy after he is announced as the new UNLV football team head coach in the Stan Fulton Building ballroom on Thursday, December 11, 2014.
UNLV football in much better APR position than a year ago
Rebels quick hits: Football's multiyear score is on the rise while six programs posted perfect single-year marks
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
A year after its initial score had the Rebels banned from the postseason, UNLV’s football program brought its multiyear Academic Progress Rate score to the second-highest point since the APR was instituted in 2003, according to the NCAA.
UNLV athletic director  Tina Kunzer-Murphy cheers the Rebels on during their game against UNR Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013 at Mackay Stadium in Reno. UNLV defeated UNR 27-22 to reclaim the Fremont Cannon.
Few sports are guaranteed funding as UNLV considers athlete stipends
Rebels athletics: Football, men's and women's basketball will receive the new benefit starting Aug. 1; other sports might receive partial funding or wait until 2016-17
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Change is everywhere at UNLV Athletics. Physical changes have the department plotting out the possible ways to pay for the rising cost of staying relevant in national recruiting ...
Derrick Jones goes up for a dunk during the Adidas Nations camp on Aug. 4, 2014, in Long Beach, Calif.
Incoming Rebel’s latest effort solidifies place as nation’s elite dunker
UNLV Quick Hits: Derrick Jones’ windmill from the free-throw line at Mendenhall Center might surpass jumping over four people as his top highlight (so far)
Monday, May 11, 2015
UNLV signee Derrick Jones’ dunking ability is no secret, but what he did over the weekend might have taken him to another level ...
UNLV fans celebrate as the game goes into overtime Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, at the Thomas & Mack Center.
Junior college forward Bellot-Green picks UNLV over Colorado State
Rebels basketball:
Monday, May 11, 2015
Last Wednesday, UNLV coach Dave Rice emphasized building a roster deep with versatile players who can play multiple positions. Today, the Rebels added ...
UNLV head coach Dave Rice is frustrated as the San Diego State game gets away from his team at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas on Wednesday, March, 4, 2015.
Rice putting emphasis on versatility, depth for 2015-16 Rebels roster
UNLV Basketball:
Friday, May 8, 2015
This isn’t exactly new territory for coach Dave Rice and the Rebels. With the bulk of the previous season’s production out the door, Rice will rely on ...
UNLV guard Dantley Walker (30) is feeling good after hitting a three-point basket over Southern Utah during their game at the Thomas & Mack Center on Saturday, December 27, 2014.
Walker transferring to Chaminade, could face UNLV in upcoming season
Rebels quick hits:
Monday, May 4, 2015
Dantley Walker decided to transfer out of the UNLV basketball program but he could still end up playing in a Rebels game during the 2015-16 season. The fan favorite chose ...
Stephen Zimmerman competes in a dunk contest during the McDonald's All-American Jam Fest on March 30 in Chicago.
Has UNLV basketball found its next hometown hero in Stephen Zimmerman?
Big man passed on the big programs to help turn around his hometown team
Monday, May 4, 2015
Stephen Zimmerman was wooed by college basketball’s elite programs, among them Kentucky, Kansas, UCLA and Arizona. But the Bishop Gorman High School 7-foot center turned them ...
Mercer guard Ike Nwamu (10) moves the ball against Duke forward Amile Jefferson (21) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball second-round game, Friday, March 21, 2014, in Raleigh, N.C.
Transfer guard Nwamu commits to UNLV, eligible for 2015-16 season
Rebels Basketball:
Saturday, May 2, 2015
During Ike Nwamu’s first night in Reno, where the Mercer guard was taking his third and final official visit, one of the best available transfers on the market already had UNLV on his mind when he tweeted “Tuscan Leather..”
Greg Floyd Jr., left, practices with the Las Vegas Knicks AAU team at Clark High School Tuesday, April 21, 2015.  Floyd, a sophomore at Desert Pines High School, picked up a basketball scholarship offer this week from UNLV.
Desert Pines sophomore getting bigger in the recruiting world
UNLV Basketball: Greg Floyd Jr., a 6-foot-7 guard, has scholarship offers from more than a dozen schools, including UNLV
Saturday, April 25, 2015
When you’re 6-foot-7 with the skillset of a guard, you won’t stay under the radar for long. Still, Desert Pines High sophomore Greg Floyd Jr. wasn’t quite expecting this. In the past couple of weeks, Floyd has picked up more than a dozen scholarship offers, including ...
UNLV forward Christian Wood (5) waves goodbye for the season to fans after losing to San Diego State in their Mountain West Men's Championship game on Thursday, March, 12, 2015.
UNLV sophomore Wood declaring for NBA Draft
Rebels Basketball: The Rebels’ leading scorer, freshman Rashad Vaughn, and rebounder, Wood, both leave school early for the draft
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
What seemed like a foregone conclusion at the end of the regular season took longer than expected, but sophomore forward Christian Wood’s decision is still ...
Young grandson of Jerry Tarkanian recovering from stroke
Monday, April 20, 2015
The 5-year-old namesake grandson of Hall of Fame basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian is recovering at home after a stroke left him hospitalized over the weekend ...
Bishop Gorman senior Stephen Zimmerman stands with a poster of himself in the Rebellion student section Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, during his official visit to UNLV.
Zimm City: Bishop Gorman big man picks UNLV
Rebels basketball: Stephen Zimmerman's commitment vaults the Rebels' recruiting class into the top 10 for the second straight season
Thursday, April 16, 2015
After four years of fielding offers from every notable program in the country, Bishop Gorman High big man Stephen Zimmerman is going with ...