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Rebels’ incoming recruiting class grows with another guard

6-foot-6 guard Patrick McCaw commits to UNLV a week after taking an official visit


Sam Morris / Las Vegas Sun

UNLV head coach Dave Rice motions to his players during their Mountain West Conference game against Boise State Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 at the Thomas & Mack Center.

Everyone could see UNLV’s shooting struggles last season, and that included coach Dave Rice. That’s why getting better shooters was a priority offseason, and this weekend the Rebels got another one.

Class of 2014 guard Patrick McCaw committed to UNLV on Saturday, a week after taking an official visit to Las Vegas. He joins excellent shooter Rashad Vaughn as well as Dwayne Morgan and Goodluck Okonoboh in the Rebels’ freshmen class. McCaw has about a month remaining in the spring period to sign his letter of intent.

McCaw, a St. Louis native, averaged 10.9 points per game this season for Montrose Christian Academy in Rockville, Md. The 6-foot-6 guard will mostly play shooting guard and small forward for the Rebels.

McCaw’s verbal puts the Rebels at the scholarship limit, although more moves are expected. Vaughn and San Francisco guard Cody Doolin signed earlier this week, giving UNLV at least five incoming players with McCaw’s commitment. Oregon transfer Ben Carter is still expected to join the team, as well.

One of UNLV’s former players also found a home this weekend. Savon Goodman, who was dismissed from the program following an offseason arrest last summer, committed to Arizona State. Goodman spent the past season at Indian Hills Community College in Ottuma, Iowa but didn’t play. He’s immediately eligible with three years remaining.

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

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