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UCLA transfer Mike Moser wastes no time committing to UNLV after weekend visit

6-foot-8 Portland product is second in UNLV’s crop of newcomers for 2011-12 season; Staff extends offer to Bishop Gorman’s Johnathan Loyd

Updated Monday, April 26, 2010 | 4:35 p.m.

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Mike Moser

Before Friday afternoon, Mike Moser never had met Chace Stanback.

The two stand 6-foot-8, suited up for a year at UCLA after decorated high school careers and play an eerily similar style of basketball.

After getting a chance to see how well things have worked out for Stanback in his two years in Las Vegas since leaving Westwood, it was hard for Moser to consider going anywhere else.

Moser, who ranked as a four-star recruit and the No. 92 recruit in the 2009 senior class, informed Lon Kruger and his staff Monday afternoon of his intention to transfer to UNLV, less than 24 hours after returning to Portland from his weekend visit to Las Vegas.

"There's a lot of guys similar to me who made the same choice to go to UNLV, and are going to end up being very successful," Moser said, comparing his situation to those of Stanback, Derrick Jasper and others. "Those guys are doing really well, they had a great year last year, that stood out to me, seeing that if these guys could do it, it probably wouldn't be bad for me, either."

Moser went to play for Ben Howland at UCLA after earning Mr. Basketball honors in Oregon as a senior, averaging 28.3 points and 13 rebounds per game in the 2008-09 season. He also left Grant High as the school's all-time leading rebounder.

But, much like Stanback, he went largely unused in his lone season with the Bruins, spending most of his time wearing warm-ups.

Moser appeared in just 15 games for the 14-18 squad, averaging 0.6 points. 0.5 rebounds and 0.3 assists while playing 4.7 minutes a game.

"(Chace) kind of had the same thing (at UCLA) before I did — we weren't playing, it was real tough not getting an opportunity. A lot of things were predetermined when we got there and it just didn't work out," Moser said. "It wasn't all a bad experience. I met a lot of good people. It's a good school, but in the end it just didn't work out."

Moser said the interest between he and UNLV after announcing his intent to transfer was mutual, as the Rebels' staff had gotten in his ear while he was being recruited out of high school.

He had also considered San Diego State, Saint Mary's and Portland State upon his departure from UCLA, but the success that transfers from big-name programs have had at UNLV in recent years was hard to ignore.

Especially that of Stanback.

Coming out of Fairfax High in Los Angeles in 2007, Rivals ranked Stanback as a four-star prospect, as well, and had him as the No. 69 senior in his class.

He sat in the shadows for a year on a loaded squad that advanced to the Final Four behind the likes of Kevin Love and Russell Westbrook. That season Stanback appeared in 25 games, averaging 5.8 minutes, 1.8 points and 0.7 rebounds an outing.

After sitting out during a redshirt year per NCAA transfer rules, Stanback averaged 10.7 points and 5.8 boards a game this season for a 25-9 UNLV squad that earned the program's third NCAA tournament berth in four years.

"It's always tough not to be able to play, but I'll have a chance to put on some more weight, get bigger and stronger, tighten up my skills and just become a better player," Moser said of the year that lies ahead.

Moser sees himself making a similar contribution to what Stanback has given once he's eligible.

Not only does he have a similar frame at 6-8 and 205 pounds, but the two play nearly identical games.

Moser can play both inside and out, can line up anywhere from shooting guard to power forward and can defend four spots on the floor. He's a high-energy guy who is aggressive on the glass and has a nice shooting touch from the outside.

Plus, he takes up another spot in what essentially is UNLV's 2011 recruiting class, which already includes 6-foot-6 prep forward Grandy Glaze. Glaze is ranked by Rivals as the No. 83 player in the 2011 senior crop.

Following the 2010-11 season, UNLV will lose Tre'Von Willis, Kendall Wallace, Matt Shaw and Derrick Jasper to graduation.

"I think it's gonna be a really good opportunity," Moser added. "I'm going to have an opportunity to definitely come in and play with the guys they're going to be losing after my redshirt year, so I think it's a great fit.

"The sky's really going to be the limit after that."

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Bishop Gorman High senior guard Johnathan Loyd exits the Sunset Regional championship game in the final minutes to teammates cheering on the bench in the Gaels' 79-62 victory against host Palo Verde.

Bishop Gorman guard Johnathan Loyd draws offer from UNLV

All along over the last year or so, the UNLV staff had told Bishop Gorman's Johnathan Loyd that Findlay Prep's Cory Joseph was their top target in terms of a point guard in the 2010 recruiting class.

Joseph committed to Texas on Friday, and within 48 hours, Loyd had a scholarship offer from his hometown school.

Loyd, who led the Gaels to back-to-back large school state titles, already scholarship offers on the table from Michigan State, Florida, Northwestern, George Washington, SMU and a handful of others. He was believed to be down to two finalists — Northwestern and GW, which were the two schools who had shown him the most interest over time.

That could all be changing now.

"It was nothing John took offensive to — They were honest to John about it," Gorman coach Grant Rice said of UNLV's recruitment of Loyd. "Oklahoma and Washington State tried to get involved late and Jonathan decided he wasn't going to take visits to those schools. But I know his interest was sparked (when UNLV offered) and his interest is high."

Rice said that Loyd was on the verge of making a commitment early this week, but late interest from both UNLV and Oregon has him stepping back and taking his time.

Loyd's brother, Michael Jr., emerged into the spotlight during this year's NCAA tournament for BYU and will be a junior for the Cougars next season. His father, Michael Sr., played for Jerry Tarkanian at UNLV from 1978-81.

The 5-foot-8 Loyd has speed to burn and was named the state's Gatorade Player of the Year this spring. He averaged 14 points and 8.2 assists per game for Gorman as a senior and amassed 103 victories in his four seasons on the varsity squad. Also, in his first season of playing football for the Gaels, he helped his team to a state title, scoring eight total touchdowns (six on punt/kick returns and two on interception run-backs).

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  1. Love this get. Another Top 100 player. Great year to get a transfer with all of the depth coming back.

    UNLV is using transfers well lately. Balancing with strong high school recruits like Oscar, Anthony (future stud), Brice, Justin and Carlos (high hopes for him). Think last year's class of Marshall, Hawkins and Lopez will turn into a big time class one day.

    Willis, Stanback and Jasper have been nice transfers and think Quintrell Thomas plays that role this year. Good balance.

    Now let's hope Loyd is to follow!


  2. Add Glaze to that list of strong high school recruits.

    Like it that players are starting to see what is happening here and it is becoming a good destination.

    Love taking Rebel basketball in spring time. U-N-L-V!!!

  3. WHEW! I was sweating this one. All praises to ALLAH! I'm eternally grateful he didn't accept a scholarship to BYU, SMU (mustyrats), University of Northern Arizona University, Arizona State University, or University of Arizona (plantations * Obama-MLK haters * hostile environments for Blacks). I'm sure, unlike ASU, NAU, AU, and BYU, UNLV won't ask Mike for his "BIRTH-CERTIFICATE".

  4. So when will it be official that Buckley didn't qualify and won't be playing for the Rebels?

    Or is the plan for a present player to give up his scholarship if we can sign Jonathan Loyd?

  5. Love this pick up. Posted this on another article.

    Espn had him the #13 sf and #55 overall last year.

    December, 2008: Moser is one of the most underrated prospects in the country. He can impact a game at both ends with equal aplomb. Defensively, he has the athleticism, length, and moxy to defend all three perimeter positions at the next level. He's a tough rebounder despite his wiry frame and he's able to lead the break and deliver a solid pass. His jump shot needs work, but he makes his fair share of 3's. Overall, Moser plays every possession with a purpose in mind. Despite his lack of strength, his defensive prowess and savvy should garner early playing time at UCLA next season

    July, 2008: Moser isn't a shooter just yet, but he does have many other attributes to his game that make him intriguing. His frame is awe-inspiring, including a lengthy wing span. He can guard any of the perimeter positions with equal aplomb and he slides his feet as well as any wing in the country. His athleticism is off the charts, but overall his offensive game needs a lot of polishing before he arrives in Arizona for college.

    May, 2008: The biggest surprise of the event was the emergence of Moser. He has the prototypical wing-type frame with extremely long arms and overall excellent length. He's a tremendous athlete who is very bouncy and quick. His skills are quite good, especially his passing and handle. He has a solid feel for the game as he delivered a number of assists in transition that were quite nifty. His jump shot is a work in progress -- he gets if off quick, but it's erratic. Defensively he is quite versatile (may be able to guard a 2 and a 3) with his ability to slide his feet and quick hands. Overall, he is one of the top five wings in the West.

  6. "Those guys are doing really well, they had a great year last year, that stood out to me, seeing that if these guys could do it, it probably wouldn't be bad for me, either."

    This says it all, and reflects the job Kruger and Co. are doing on the recruiting trail. Success breeds recruits interested in the program. The elevator is going up Las Vegas, are you on board yet?

  7. From ESPN

    Moser is an athletic, long-armed player who could easily fit into coach Lon Kruger's schemes, much like Derrick Jasper this past season. One interesting aspect of UNLV's recruiting strategy the past few seasons (and this plays a part in Moser's decision): the Rebels do a very good job with impact transfers. Jasper and Tre'Von Willis are just two examples but in 2010-11, KU transfer Quintrell Thomas will become eligible and so far, the only member of UNLV's 2010 class, Henry Buckley, was originally in the 2009 class but enrolled in prep school to be eligible in 2010-11. Every season, UNLV seems to target one or two transfers who fit Kruger's playing style (athletic wings who can push, run the floor and trap) who are willing to wait a year.

  8. Big difference was Stanback understandably couldn't break into a Final Four lineup.
    Moser had nowhere near as much talent ahead of him in his year at UCLA. Maybe he'll develop but for now he's suspect.

  9. Can we get Corey Joseph to transfer after next year.

  10. What a joke!!!! This guy is a cancer with nothing to show for from his short stay at UCLA. Lon Kruger passed up on a proven player in Drew Gordon, yet gets this kid? Gordon would have solved our immediate needs, yet this guy is basically Matt Shaw 2.0. This is an embarrassment of the highest level to UNLV basketball. Lon Kruger can't recruit so he has to stack his team with transfers. Sad.

    I don't give a damn how he was recruited. This guy is not good. He only got PT in 15 games for a pathetic UCLA team that went 14-18 and averaged 4 mins a game.

  11. @newyorkrebel ... The staff is still waiting to see what happens with Henry's academic situation, but I know they're very high on him as a long-term prospect. If he's here next year, he'll redshirt and then likely begin to make an impact in 2-3 years. A rebounder/shot-blocker type who is still quite raw. One way or another, there will be room for everyone.

  12. @letsgorebs ... Way off-base. Gordon was the one with the character questions. Moser is the complete opposite. The staff never offered Gordon a scholarship, and surely there was good reason behind that.

  13. I really like Moser. Half the pac10 offered that guy out of high school.

    And I'm glad the staff didn't wait around on Polee.

  14. Moser will be a solid player for UNLV. Welcome aboard Mike! Rebel fans are a little skittish and in dire need of an Elite 8 experience so don't get down on them/us for being a little brash sometimes. Is Polee out now due to no more schollies or am I way off?

    Oh, and BTW, Ryan, any word on the last couple of home games yet? ASU, Wisconsin, Butler...? Georgia Tech is in need of a game, just sayin'!

  15. Joke? Suspect?

    Mr. Basketball in Oregon his Sr. Year
    Top 100 recruit
    Avg. 28 and 13

    People leaving Westwood like the plague has broken out. Howland is having issues. Bottom line the kid has talent and is more decorated and more highly rated than Polee. Would make this trade everyday and twice on Sundays!

    From UCLA bio:

    Mike Moser was a two-sport star and a four-year letterman in basketball and track and field for the Generals at Grant High School in Portland, Ore. ... his basketball coach was Tony Brodous ... in basketball, he earned first-team All-6A Portland League and All-City honors all four years as well as first team All-State accolades his final three years (2006-07, 2007-08 and 2008-09) ... his Grant High team won the 2008 Oregon State championship during his junior season while going 22-7 on the year ... his teams captured the 6A Portland league title his last three years (2007-09) while compiling an overall league mark of 26-5 ... Grant HS posted an overall record of 76-32 (.704) in his four years ... garnered All-American honors and was named the state of Oregon's Mr. Basketball as a senior ... as a senior in 2009, he averaged 28.3 points and 13.0 rebounds per game ... he averaged 21.1 points and 12.0 rebounds per game as a junior (2007-08) ... he averaged 20.0 points and 12.0 rebounds per game as a sophomore (2006-07) and 18.0 points and 13.0 rebounds per game as a freshman ... left Grant as the school's all-time leading rebounder ... he was also an All-League high jumper for the General's track and field squad ... he was rated the No. 55 player in the country and the No. 13 small forward by ESPN ... he was rated the No. 92 player and No. 17 small forward in the country and the No. 1 small forward in the state by ... he was rated the No. 39 player and No. 7 small forward in the country by

  16. Two sophomores and one freshman - all high school recruits - started in an NCAA Tournament game last year. Add Lopez and Glaze to the mix, traditional recruiting is definitely on its way up the past three seasons.

    But if the transfers are going to play like they have been playing (or come with these types of possibilities), I'm OK with the Rebels being their second choice.

    Just because UNLV didn't get the No. 7 player in the nation doesn't mean anything about the recruiting. Glad we were in the running, but never thought we were going to get CJ.

    Good way to start off the week for Rebel fans. U-N-L-V!!!

  17. Im not sure about Moser, but Lloyd looks like a good get. I could see him eventually taking the place of Bellfield running point. If he can end up giving us a similar contribution that his brother gives to BYU I will be happy.

  18. spdjjtt - you joke but there is some truth to that. I'm sure some kids just want to go to a "bigger" school or conference and there is nothing UNLV is able to do about that (unless they cheat and I don't think this staff would ever play that game. And I hope not). It's just the truth.

    But give some of the players a year or two and they see through all of the glitz and realize UNLV is best for them. A few more years of going to NCAAs and maybe more will come immediately, but it's college sports now. There's BCS and non-BCS (even in basketball). If I were recruiting against UNLV I would use that. Right or wrong, it's an easy picture to draw for a 17-18 year old kid who has an ego.

    I don't imagine CJ will, but you get what I'm saying. Nothing wrong with that being a strategy with the position UNLV is in.

    I hear some people saying transfers are bad. Are you kidding me? It's our chance to get a higher level of players who originally went to Kansas, Kentucky, Memphis, UCLA. If I was them, I would probably go to those schools as well. It's going to take a few more years of winning to get UNLV to any level close to those schools in the minds of a lot of kids. A lot of things have changed since we were the big fish. Rebels are headed in the right direction and taking these transfers will get them closer.

    I applaud the strategy. It reminds me of how Tark used the JC level. Basically, in today's game, D-I transfers are like what JCs were back then. And the better transfers will ultimately lead to better high school recruits because of the winning and the name recognition of the kids coming here. U-N-L-V!!!

  19. Chace Stanback, Mike Moser and Drew Gordon could have been UCLA transfers playing for UNLV. Players are leaving UCLA and Utah, coaches Ben Howland and Jim Boylen are having some issues. Carlon Brown also considered UNLV before he chose Utah, he's from Riverside, California.

  20. UCLA was a young team with a majority of 4-5 star recruits. They did have some quality wins over Cal and the Washington team that destroyed New Mexico, so to judge their talent solely on their record is narrow minded. They have a lot of talent and poor chemistry and a very unforgiving coach who is known to put players in the dog house very quickly. They also lost to Butler by 2 points.

    I find it very difficult to judge Moser based on 4.7 minutes a game and being a freshman. Coming here he gets a year to work out with the team, get stronger, and then blend in. I don't think he is a Chace Stanback, but he could be a very good role player for us. The bottom line is he will be at the least a back up at the forward postion, which is an upgrade from 6'1" Chopper Jones. Lloyd however, would be a very big get. I cannot tell you how many times we played teams with a small quick point guard that gave us fits. Now we have an opportunity to counter that with Jonathon Lloyd. In my opinion he is very big.

  21. Some nice clips of LLoyd. At 4:36 he's interviewed nice UNLV refference;-)

  22. I like coach Kruger but he's turning our school into transfer U and I don't like that

  23. Nice pick-up. Welcome to Rebel nation, Mike. We're always glad to have guys that can run the floor and have some length on 'D'. I think this kid is more like Jasper than Stanback, more athletic. takes a little of the drama out of the Polee situation, still would like to add Dwayne, too.

    Go Rebels

  24. Whats not to like about:

    Tre Willis
    Chace Stanback
    Quintrell Thomas (Top 100)
    Derick Jasper
    Mike Moser (Top 100)

    Some of the greatest Rebels ever were transfers, LJ and Greg Anthony to name 2. Transfers are part of CBB.

    Why would you care if they are transfers? Where is the negative if the kid comes in, plays well, and goes to class? Please explain how this is a negative and whats not to like?

  25. I hope UNLV can land Lloyd. He can get from basket to basket in about 3 seconds. Even at 5'9 he has real sweet offensive skills, AND1 handles, can drop some serious dimes, & get to the rack at will. No doubt he will do it at the D1 level...

  26. Hey Will, I read about UNLV taking a lot of transfers last year in SI. They did a story because the Rebels were winning again. They hadn't written anything on us in a long, long time. Just enjoy it, my friend! The transfers are combining with good high school recruits for a great mix.

    Besides, with all of the talent coming back, this is a great year to get a transfer. U-N-L-V!!!

  27. I'll just echo RebelFire's question: Is Polee out now due to no more scholarships?

  28. Ok.... Considering that we don't land top 25 prospects, I must admit this is the next best thing. Character issues is not a concern with this kid and he is talented. Moser is/was a household name here in Portland. I chatted with a trainer/conditioner that worked with Moser and I joked that he should choose UNLV or Fresno State (this was before he signed with 'Zona). If Moser was coming out of HS this would be a huge signing - just think it's a bit tarnished because of the transfer stigma. Welcome aboard Mike!

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  30. If Johnathan Loyd chooses UNLV, I hope he is not another Marcus Lawrence. Both Loyd and Lawrence were Gatorade Nevada Player of the Year and both players from Bishop Gorman who played as point guards. Marcus Lawrence was afraid to shoot when he played at UNLV, not sure if Johnathan Loyd would be a reliable back-up point guard that is not afraid to shoot.

  31. anthony marshall was also a nevada gatorade player of the year...... whats your point?

    marcus had other issues besides basketball that prohibited his growth at UNLV..... had nothing to do with talent level

  32. Interesting that the shortsighted here keep posting Moser's high school resume as if that matters now.

    Not every kid with great high school stats pans out.

    IF and until we see differently, Moser, from a recruiting standpoint is a bust.

  33. Sportsguy702, I'm just disappointed about Marcus Lawrence when he played for UNLV. Oscar Bellfield came out ready to play as a back-up point guard in 2008-2009, he can drive to the basket and ready to shoot when he's wide open.

  34. @ Logic

    How short sighted is it calling a kid with that resume, obvious skill, and that has 4 more years of CBB in his future a bust?

    Whats "Interesting" is how some people can create a negative out of anything.

  35. Loyd is not Marcus Lawrence & never will be. Loyd has AND1 tour skills to go with track star speed. UNLV needs some swagger in their line-up. He would be a great addition backing up Bellfield.

    Moser might not have produced anything at UCLA but I promise you he has not forgotten how to ball, once you have it you never lose it. Howland doesn't care how talented you are if you get on his bad side once you will never get off the pine. I dont care how Kruger gets ballers or where they come from just as long as they come.

  36. Right now it is hard to predict Mike Moser because he played very few minutes at UCLA. Trevon Willis, Chace Stanback and Derrick Jasper are getting significant amount of playing time and now we know they can bring the team with their all-around skills. Mike Moser just needs more playing time to get the real atmosphere of college basketball and it will help his confidence as a college player. I don't think Moser is a bust, college basketball players can adjust and improve every year.

  37. LV-Born-N-Raised...Ok, the kid barely got on the court for the worst UCLA team in decades. That should tell you something is very wrong.

    If you ride the pine on a crappy team, your high school scrapbook wont help you one bit. Lot's of kids come to college with high rankings but they have to produce on the court. So far Mr. Moser hasn't been able to deliver. Why do you think his stock dropped after his freshman year? You're fooling yourself if you think this kid is a top 100 talent.

    Yes, so far he's a bust but Kruger may be able to develop him. Kruger has done a nice job in bringing along some kids. We'll just have to see if this works out.

  38. Spin it how you want but odds are that by his Jr. and Sr. years he will be a very productive Rebel!

    Jhawk Sr. PG
    AM Sr. SG (Top 100)
    Moser Jr SF (Top 100)
    QT Sr. PF (Top 100)
    Lopez Jr. C (#109)

    Not a bad potential lineup if you ask me

  39. LK and Staff worked Moser out on his visit and very much liked what they saw. I will take Kruger's talent evaluation over anyone commenting on this subject. I like the sound of Moser's game and his past credentials. Bottom line is LK is a great bball mind and I trust his evaluations.

    And Yes, by all means, Polee is out. He can play games and be a prima donna somewhere else. No way he still has an offer from UNLV.

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  42. I see Moser turning out to be a Stanback clone, but maybe just a little bit less effective as Stanbanck. Its a quality get although I'd still like to see the staff start having more success with their pimary targets. Maybe if we have a big year this year we can get kids like Winston Sheppard and Shabazz Muhammed (fat chance right now??)

    We need to start getting a top 25 player here or there if we want to get to the next level.

  43. Tark got his fair share of transfers too. I don't consider JC guys "transfers", but guys from 4 year schools are. He got Anthony, Brozavich, Flowers, Jones, Wade- guys I can think of off the top of my head.

  44. Another so so who just does not have enough game to play big time. Now let's take a look at his academics and in time who cares. When will these UNLV fans ever get it the joke on Maryland Parkway will never be what Tark and his non academic thugs were. Of course that is a good thing for the rest of the legitimate programs.

  45. Homer- go back to Obama's butthole where you reside.

  46. Give Mike Moser 28-30+ minutes in a game and he will deliver his points and rebounds. His field goal percentage will improve. Too many college basketball players these days are not patient to wait 1-2 years before they can be in the starting lineup and play a lot of minutes. Playing time is now a big issue in college basketball.

  47. I bet Polee tries to transfer here from whereever he goes next summer... I almost hope we turn him down becouse of how much of a flake he is.

  48. Moser is very long, he's got some ability, but is raw offensively. At UCLA he got some minutes in the preseason, but couldn't do enough with the opportunity to earn a significant role. I wouldn't compare him to Stanback. Stanback has a decent face up game, but didn't apply himself on the defensive end. Moser will flourish in the open court as a wing finisher and rebounder. The system at his HS utilized a full court press to create offense. He's got some potential, but, believe me, if he could have helped UCLA last season he would have played.

    Tyler Honeycutt took over the 3 after missing the entire summer and games leading up to the Kansas game. Moser needs to work on his face up game. Defensively he appeared lost in UCLA's zone and man to man schemes. He has bad footwork in the post. What I'm trying to say is the kid, has a lot of room to grow, but he's really raw for a four star recruit.

  49. I think the year off will help Moser a lot. He'll have time to work on fundamentals and learn the Rebels system. Here's hoping he has the desire to learn and be great. From the highlights on youtube he looks like an athletic guy who can play 1-4.

    Gotta love that he committed within 24 hours of his visit.

  50. For all of the nay-sayers and completely negative people. Relax and let these kids develop. We are not talking about Wall, Durant or Oden. If I remember right, the same type of people were saying that Louis Amundson and Joel Anthony were bums that couldn't make it playing college ball. Our staff does a great job of developing the talent we land.

  51. Kruger needs to use these transfer recruits as a selling point to future recruits like Polee, Muhammad, Cory. Most these kids are making their choices based off wanting exposure & getting on TV. After a year or two of sitting on the bench & realizing there is no exposure there either, hell, actually getting to play albeit on the mtn. isn't as bad an option as they originally thought or were told.

    did I just say that?

  52. Playing time is the major issue with recruits. Exposure is a secondary issue. Professional scouts will find you if you are in Vegas, Brazil, Argentina, or Bug Squash Iowa. All recruits want to play but the way I look at is "if I'm given equal opportunity to showcase my skills I'm gonna beat you out" thats how Kruger runs this squad, cant fault that. Some players want to know they are gonna start, while others just want to compete.

  53. Kruger should try to get Marshell Henderson who announced he's transfering from UTAH to replace Kendall, because every Rebel fan knows Henderson likes shooting at the Mack.

  54. I think Moser will develope into a "good" player for us after sitting a year. Working out with the team and learning the system will work well for him.

    It still would have been nice to have Polee for next year. I just don't see this team finishing any higher than 3rd in the Mtn. West again. If we added Polee it's a different story. If we make the big dance I don't see us winning more than two games.

    Kruger needs to land the CJ's and Polee's of the world or we will forever be just a "good team" not a GREAT ONE.

    That's getting old real,real fast!

    At this point it's not even "wait till next year" it's wait till the year after or the year after that.

    Recruiting, recruiting, recruiting it's Kruger and staffs weak point. It's not because he is in the Mtn West either. Look at what the Lobos and SDSU have done over the last 3 seasons. Kruger and staff are being out recruited plain and simple.

    It's truly sad!

  55. Hoops why do you think Polee would be such a game changer as a Fr? Great athlete but is still very raw.

  56. Now that Matt Shaw is gone I go after Loyd hard. I hope Lon tells Polee to take a hike. When a university commits to you & UNLV did it doesn't take this long to figure out what you want to do. Stop giving people the run around, just be honest. It's obvious Polee doesn't want to be rebel so yank it from him officially IMO. I promise you Lon wont hold his schollie forever this is a game of opportunity.

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  59. How about we get Carlon Brown, transfer from Utah? He's from California and was considering UNLV out of high school.

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  61. Forget Carlon Brown, only 1 year left on his eligibility to play in college basketaball he already finished his junior season. I would rather take transfers that will play 2 or 3 more years.

  62. I disagree Belen. If he had a year to learn the system I garuntee he would start and be a positive contributor. The same cannot be said for Moser

  63. YoungRebelfan40, Carlon Brown is a shooting guard. Anthony Marshall or Justin Hawkins could be the starting SG when Trevon Willis graduates. We're loaded with guards every year. It is a waste of scholarship to pick up a transfer with only 1 year left to play basketball. Maybe you're comparing the situation to Kevin Kruger that made an impact for 1 year at UNLV.

  64. I don't think it would be a waste of a scholarship because im sure Kruger could start 3 guards as he has in the past. And the Kruger comparison is an excellent point- just like Kruger Carlon Brown is an impact player that would have a very positive impact.

    If theres one guy I DONT want from Utah its that punk Henderson

  65. If Johnathan Loyd commits to UNLV, his size and quickness are comparable to Isaiah Thomas of WASHINGTON (5'8"), Jerome Randle of CALIFORNIA (5'10") and Tajuan Porter of OREGON (5'6"). Johnathan Loyd's ball handling skills are impressive on the video clips. He can shoot with quick release and aggressive on defense. Michigan State coach Tom Izzo is really interested on Johnathan Loyd.

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