February 23, 2018 Currently: 48° | Complete forecast

Rebels quick hits:

Findlay Prep’s Anthony Bennett cuts Florida from his list, visits UNLV

Bennett, the highest-rated unsigned player in the country, is now down to the Rebels, Kentucky and Oregon


Christopher DeVargas

Findlay Prep’s Anthony Bennett talks to the media after a ceremony for the 2012 McDonald’s All American Basketball Team, in which he and two other local highschool students were selected, Wednesday March 21, 2012.

UNLV target Anthony Bennett has cut Florida from his list, the Findlay Prep forward told Scout.com on Friday.

Bennett, who was at UNLV for an unofficial visit Thursday, said he has trimmed his list to UNLV, Kentucky and Oregon, eliminating the Gators, who had been perceived as a favorite to land the 6-foot-8 big man.

Bennett became the highest-rated unsigned player in April when Bishop Gorman’s Shabazz Muhammad (UCLA) and forward Nerlens Noel (Kentucky) made their announcements. He told Scout.com that he plans to make his decision in the next two weeks, which fits with the original timetable he stated in April.

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

Join the Discussion:

Check this out for a full explanation of our conversion to the LiveFyre commenting system and instructions on how to sign up for an account.

Full comments policy

Previous Discussion: 4 comments so far…

Comments are moderated by Las Vegas Sun editors. Our goal is not to limit the discussion, but rather to elevate it. Comments should be relevant and contain no abusive language. Comments that are off-topic, vulgar, profane or include personal attacks will be removed. Full comments policy.

  1. The Rebs need that versatile big man.

  2. this is good news.

  3. Legit top 10 talent if Bennet signs. Would be huge for the Rebels.

  4. I think he will pick the Rebels. His good friend Khem Birch is on the Rebels, and Kentucky has too many NBA players in their front court. UNLV is deep, but not as deep as Kentucky, particularly in the front court.